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Data processing: database and file management or data structures July cataloged USPTO category listing 07/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20070174230 - System and method for displaying information in association with an electronic file management application: Displaying associated information adjacent to, or in proximity of, an electronic file displayed within an electronic file management application. An e-file callout system associates e-file callout information with an electronic file. When a user hovers or selects an electronic file, an e-file callout is displayed that may include advertising or... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20070174259 - Coupon and internet search method and system with mapping engine: The invention relates to coupon information (e.g., actual coupons, links to coupon, and information related to one or more coupons) that may be selectively displayed based on an association with search terms for an internet-based search. If a user, for instance, submits a search request to an internet-based search engine,... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20070174239 - Incremental searching in multi-passenger multi-route travel planning: A multiple routes for multiple passengers are produced by ordering passenger groups and for each passenger group, constructing an individual query and sending the individual query to a travel planning system. Solutions based on the individual query are received from the travel planning system and a single individual solution is... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20070174240 - Incremental searching with partial solutions for multi-passenger multi-route travel planning: Multiple passenger, multiple route processing includes sending independent queries to a travel planning system for each of a plurality of passenger groups, receiving individual solutions and producing a set of tables, each representing a different partial joint solution for each passenger group. For a chosen passenger group, deriving a set... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20070174256 - Method for aging and resampling optimizer statistics: A system and method for use in retrieving rows of data from at least one table in a database system comprising tables of data stored on one or more storage facilities and managed by one or more processing units. A plurality of samples retrieved from a table in the database... Agent: James M. Stover Ncr Corporation
20070174251 - System and method for analyzing commands for searching data: The present invention provides a method for analyzing commands for searching data. The method includes the steps of: creating a command queue; reading commands for searching relevant data; converting formats of the commands into the extensible markup language format; defining attributes of the commands; adding the commands into the command... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp
20070174257 - Systems and methods for providing sorted search results: Systems and methods for providing sorted search results are disclosed. An exemplary method comprises receiving a search request to return results based on at least one keyword, sorting the returned results into at least two result groups based on sorting criteria, and outputting the results to a display device such... Agent: Powell Goldstein LLP
20070174258 - Targeted mobile device advertisements: Targeted advertisement is provided to mobile device users based on one or more keywords in words spoken by the mobile device users. The users may submit voice requests using mobile phones or other mobile networked devices, relevant keyword(s) are determined from the requests and corresponding advertisements and/or products associated with... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070174266 - Method of optimization of listed result of internet-based search and system based on the method: A method of optimization of a listed result of internet-based search includes the steps of generating a list based on the search result on Internet, ranking the list in view of a predetermined condition to generate a sub-list, and displaying the list and the sub-list on a web page, whereby... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20070174265 - System and method for creating an enhanced enterprise directory: A knowledge management system and method is described. The knowledge management system and method comprises the steps of receiving a user search term from a user, searching an index for at least one identifier of an expert based upon the user search term, ranking the at least one identifier by... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070174275 - Information managing system, information managing method, and information managing program for managing various items of information of objects to be retrieved: An information managing system includes a parameter setting unit for setting a parameter representative of an attribute of a user and information to be retrieved, and an information relevance space generator for generating an information relevance space representative of information indicating a relevance between the user and the information to... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070174273 - Search tool providing optional use of human search guides: A method and system providing optional use of human search guides to allow a user to select between a human guide assisted search and an automated search. The user is provided with an option of submitting a query requesting assistance of one or more human guides, initiating a search without... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070174279 - Page re-ranking system and re-ranking program to improve search result: A page re-ranking system includes a super page producing part that produces a super page where page contents are combined between multiple versions for each of multiple Web pages that can be obtained as a search result page in compliance with a user's query and to which a page ranking... Agent: Snell & Wilmer LLP (oc)
20070174284 - System and method for controlling access to xml data: A system and method are disclosed to efficiently arbitrate access contention on a XML data between a plurality of users. A system for controlling access to XML data, includes a management section for managing holders of exclusive access rights of corresponding partial data for each of at least one partial... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20070174283 - System and method for managing access control list of computer systems: A method for managing access control list of computer systems includes the steps of receiving a user account login request of accessing an application system; validating the user account login request; obtaining a user access list of the user account from the database server if the user account login request... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp
20070174297 - Apparatus and method for providing remote user interface service: An apparatus and method for providing Remote User Interface (RUI) service are provided. The apparatus includes a service browser module and a virtual RUI server module. The service browser module communicates with a service registry, which is located outside a home network, and provides a service search User Interface (UI)... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070174298 - Communication device: A digital MFP accesses a web server registered in a first routine site table, and acquires RSS data. The digital MFP creates an updated content database based on the acquired RSS data. From the web server, the digital MFP downloads content including a set search keyword among updated information of... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20070174293 - File printing method and system using e-mail: Provided is a file printing method and system using e-mail. The method includes transmitting a file to a document server; transmitting an e-mail to a printing device through an e-mail server, the e-mail containing link information of the file transmitted; and retrieving the file from the document server using the... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.
20070174301 - Method and apparatus for storing and restoring state information of remote user interface: An apparatus and method are provided for restoring a remote user interface (RUI) in a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) environment. In the method, a client receiving an RUI from a server, requests that the state information of the RUI be saved. The method includes obtaining state information generated when... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070174296 - Method and system for distributing a database and computer program within a network: A system and method of distributing one or more of a software application, a database, and a document search and retrieval means across a network of two or more servers. Individually, or collectively, one or more servers are accessible by a client computer that has permission to access the network.... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC
20070174299 - Mobile device / system: This invention relates generally to techniques for searching or querying information from a small mobile device, such as a cellphone or blackberry. People holding a small hand-held device, like cellphone or blackberry, don't want to type or enter many words to search/query. However, they want the most accurate information from... Agent: Shaobo Kuang
20070174228 - Graphical representation of key performance indicators: According to one aspect, key performance indicators and the accompanying key performance indicator elements may be displayed in a task pane to enable a user to select one or more the key performance indicator elements for use in generating a data summary table. In one example, the key performance indicators... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20070174229 - Real time wireless informational services: A system and method mines data from wireless clients and converts this individual or cumulative data gathered into information relevant to the same segment of clients. The system includes several wireless clients subscribing to a service, a server mechanism that gathers, analyzes and returns relevant information back to the subscribing... Agent: O'banion & Ritchey LLP/ Sony Electronics, Inc.
20070174234 - Data quality and validation within a relational database management system: A system and method for performing data quality and validation analysis within a relational database management system (RDBMS). A method is provided that includes generating a summarization table for a set of data values using an RDBMS function after a modification of the set of values takes place; calculating a... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro LLC
20070174232 - Dynamically discovering subscriptions for publications: A method, apparatus and computer-usable medium for using wildcards in a JMS Topic name. The method includes the steps of sending to a Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) a storage message for messages that are identified by an identifier that includes a topic stock identifier and a topic wildcard... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20070174231 - Mapping-based query generation with duplicate elimination and minimal union: A method and system for generating a query implementing a schema mapping. A mapping M is provided from a schema S to a schema T, where M relates S to T, and M includes a plurality of constraints. Schemas S and T each include one or more elements, and T... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20070174233 - Method for predicting performance of distributed stream processing systems: A method comprises estimating a performance of a processing system using queueing theory wherein the processing system comprises a network that accepts at least one input message stream from a plurality of publishing clients, transforms the at least one input message stream into at least one output message stream utilizing... Agent: Harrington & Smith, LLP
20070174235 - Method of using digital characters to compile information: The present invention provides a method of using a digital character to compile information, comprising the step of providing a digital character that is configured to interactively gather user information and interacting with a user via the digital character in order to collect user information, wherein the digital character is... Agent: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
20070174236 - Technique for supplying a data warehouse whilst ensuring a consistent data view: A technique is described for supplying a data warehouse whilst ensuring a consistent data view. The system comprises an interface for receiving data elements which are assigned to individual transactions and require processing before delivery into the data warehouse. Also provided is a process control component for analyzing the data... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20070174252 - Analyzing administrative healthcare claims data and other data sources: Techniques suitable for identifying potential subjects for a clinical trial and other applications are disclosed. One or more exclusion or inclusion criteria are defined for the clinical trial. One or more specialized searching tables are pre-generated using administrative healthcare claims data and the one or more exclusion or inclusion criteria.... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
20070174255 - Analyzing content to determine context and serving relevant content based on the context: According to one general aspect, a method for supplementing input content with related content includes receiving the input content and identifying concepts from the input content. The method also includes identifying a taxonomy associated with the concepts, and analyzing the concepts using the taxonomy to generate a set of categorized... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070174250 - Database mining for customer targeting: The present invention discloses a system and method for generating a subset of relevant entries. In one embodiment, a module comprises an input, a mapper, an extractor, a comparer, and an output. The input accepts a request from a user and the mapper maps the request to a predetermined formula... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20070174261 - Database retrieval apparatus, retrieval method, storage medium, and progam: It is an object of this invention to realize high-speed database retrieval. More specifically, it is an object of this invention to increase a retrieval speed when data corresponding to an input character string are retrieved from a database having a trie structure. In order to achieve the above object,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070174245 - Filtering and sorting information: Generally described, embodiments of the present invention provide the ability to sort and/or filter information contained in a summary table based on related information that may not be included in the summary table. According to one aspect, a computer-readable medium having computer executable components for filtering or sorting information displayed... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20070174238 - Indexing and searching numeric ranges: Index entries representing ranges of values are queried with a query value to determine if the query value is in one of the ranges. Numeric ranges are represented in an index and queries are constructed to match index entries. Search terms are constructed from the query value, such that a... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070174241 - Match graphs for query evaluation: Provided are techniques for processing a query. The query is received, and the query is formed by one or more paths, where each path includes one or more steps. A hierarchical document is received that includes one or more document nodes. While processing the query and traversing the hierarchical document... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20070174248 - Method and system for data processing with load balance: In a database management method, a plurality of nodes are instructed to execute queries to the data base stored in a storage. A computer receives the input of the queries, and divides each input query into a plurality of processing phases constituting units capable of being executed in parallel. Based... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20070174249 - Method and system for incorporating trusted metadata in a computing environment: A method and system for incorporating trusted metadata in a computing environment is described. One illustrative embodiment is a system for incorporating trusted metadata in a computing environment associated with a computer user, comprising at least one functional module configured to query a personalized database of trusted metadata, the personalized... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20070174243 - Mobile social search using physical identifiers: The present invention is a method and system for executing a mobile social search. A primary user will operate a portable device such as a cell phone, PDA or the like for machine-reading a physical token associated with a fixed physical location at which the primary user is in proximity... Agent: Anthony R. Barkume
20070174246 - Multiple client search method and system: A method includes receiving an event indicating an action associated with a first file has been performed by a user using a first client. The action is unrelated to transmitting the first file to another client. The method also includes automatically extracting content from the first file in response to... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070174253 - Online marketplace for animal genetics: An Internet-based marketplace is provided for animals, gametes and embryos wherein a database retains specific genetic identifiers correlated to the animals, embryos and gametes. A method, an apparatus, a server and a client are provided that allow a remote user to submit a query on one or more genetic identifiers... Agent: Heller Ehrman LLP
20070174242 - Query evaluation using ancestor information: Provided are techniques for processing a query. A query is received, wherein the query is formed by one or more paths, and wherein each path includes one or more steps. A hierarchical document including one or more document nodes is received. While processing the query and traversing the hierarchical document,... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20070174244 - Scalable search system using human searchers: A system that allows a query to be submitted to a query distribution server that locates a human searcher who can perform a search on the query. The searcher performs a search using conventional search tools, such as a computer browser, and provides the results to the user through the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070174260 - Search engine facility with automated knowledge retrieval, generation and maintenance: A system generates and retrieves relevant electronic information required by a user initiating an electronic search on the system. The system comprises a user-interactive search engine and a knowledge database, which stores knowledge information that is formatted. Additionally, the system includes a plurality of functional software modules that enables a... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20070174237 - Search service that accesses and highlights previously accessed local and online available information sources: Methods, systems and program storage devices for generating search engine search results. Online files relevant to a requested search query are located by a search engine, while simultaneously previously accessed offline files residing on a client computer are located using the same search query. The search engine retrieves the offline... Agent: Law Office Of Delio & Peterson, LLC.
20070174247 - Systems and methods for collaborative tag suggestions: A set of general criteria have been defined to improve the efficacy of a tagging system, and have been applied to present collaborative tag suggestions to a user. The collaborative tag suggestions are based on a goodness measure for tags derived from collective user authorities to combat spam. The goodness... Agent: Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP
20070174254 - Systems and methods for organizing data: The software system described processes a user query for information and organizes, analyzes and presents in a graphic representation, the relevant data for the user, allowing the user to immediately and intrinsically infer the existence of relationships and trends that would normally not have been apparent otherwise. This method supports... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP
20070174263 - Method and system for obtaining a value via a rule engine implemented by a collection object: A method and system for obtaining a value via a rule engine implemented by a collection object associated with an object-oriented application. A request for the value includes a key, is received from the application, and is directed to a method of the collection object. The collection object is capable... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20070174262 - Presentation of data using meta-morphing: A computer-implemented method of making a presentation of data requested by a question received via a user interface of a database, wherein date items are categorized as measures of dimensions, and in which question data items of the type measures of dimensions can be associated to specify a set of... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20070174264 - Three-dimensional data structure for storing data of multiple domains and the management thereof: A three-dimensional data structure for storing data is defined and maintained. The three-dimensional data structure includes at least one column of data having a depth greater than zero indicating that multiple data values are provided for multiple domains represented by the structure. The data structure also includes zero or more... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.
20070174267 - Computer aided document retrieval: A method of determining cluster attractors for a plurality of documents comprising at least one term. The method comprises calculating, in respect of each term, a probability distribution indicative of the frequency of occurrence of the, or each, other term that co-occurs with said term in at least one of... Agent: Nath & Associates
20070174271 - Database system with second preprocessor and method for accessing a database: A database system includes a database, a first preprocessor in communication with the database for receiving queries from a client application, a second preprocessor, for executing cryptographic operations on data, and a dispatcher, arranged to divide a query into at least a first and a second sub-query, and to dispatch... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20070174272 - Facial recognition in groups: A system for group facial recognition includes a target extractor for extracting target images from a scene image; a target image classifier for comparing a target image to a database of known identities and allocating classification scores for identities; a relationship database providing relationship scores between known identities; and means... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20070174269 - Generating clusters of images for search results: A method and system for generating clusters of images for a search result of an image query is provided. When an original image query is received, the search system identifies text associated with the original image query by submitting the original image query to a search engine. The search system... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20070174270 - Knowledge management system, program product and method: An ontology directory service tool, computer program product and method of automatically discovering ontology file categories. A web search unit searches a network (e.g., the Internet) for semantic data files, e.g., semantic web pages. A preprocessing unit generates an ontology file from the content of each identified semantic data file.... Agent: Law Office Of Charles W. Peterson, Jr. Yorktown
20070174274 - Method and apparatus for searching similar music: A method of searching for similar music includes: extracting first features from music files usable to classify a music by a mood and a genre; classifying the music files according to the mood and the genre using the extracted first features; extracting second features from the music files so as... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070174268 - Object clustering methods, ensemble clustering methods, data processing apparatus, and articles of manufacture: Object clustering methods, ensemble clustering methods, data processing apparatuses, and articles of manufacture are described according to some aspects. In one aspect, an object clustering method includes accessing a plurality of respective cluster results of a plurality of different clustering solutions, wherein the cluster results of an individual one of... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.
20070174278 - Method and system for performing logical partial declustering: A method and system for performing logical partial declustering in a shared-nothing database environment. The solution defines a partial declustering technique that can be used to dynamically adapt the declustering of base tables or intermediate result sets. The partial declustering technique is defined to limit the number of partitions (P)... Agent: James M. Stover Ncr Corporation
20070174277 - System and method for generating automatic blocking filters for record linkage: A method for generating blocking filters for record linkage includes providing a training database and an initial filter comprising a set of blocking keys, generating a set of positive training examples from said training database using said initial blocking keys and a given scoring method, generating from said positive training... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070174280 - Texture-based image database browsing and sorting method: A texture-based image database browsing and sorting method computes the number of edge pixels of objects in static images, measures textures of the static images by numerating the number of edge pixels thereof and measures a texture of a query image by numerating the number of edge pixels of an... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Berner, LLP
20070174276 - Thematic grouping of program segments: Program segments are grouped by theme. A program includes different program segments, each program segment being associated with at least one theme indicated by associated metadata. The program is queried to determine whether the program segments include a particular theme. Each of the program segments that have the particular theme... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070174282 - Access control method, access control apparatus, and computer product: When a service apparatus receives a service request from a client apparatus, the service apparatus determines an access propriety based on whether the client apparatus is already registered in a list. If the client apparatus is not registered, the service apparatus acquires meta-information of the client apparatus in question and... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070174281 - Cloaked data objects in an electronic content management security system: Embodiments of the invention provide for “cloaked” data objects in an electronic content management system. A “cloaked” data object is one that is inaccessible and unreadable by a user, but one which the user is permitted to know exists. The cloaked object may allow the user to know the scope... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.
20070174285 - Systems and methods for fine grained access control of data stored in relational databases: A system and method for facilitating secure access to database(s) is provided. The system relates to authorizing discriminatory access to relational database data. More particularly, the invention provides for an innovative technique of defining secured access to rows in relational database tables in a way that cannot be spoofed while... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070174288 - Apparatus and method for web service client deployment: A Web service (WS) client archive and its deployment is described. The archive includes components that define and describe the deployable WS client such as the implementation classes of the WS client, a WSDL document, and descriptors that provide more detail than what is described in a normal WSDL that... Agent: Sap/blakely
20070174294 - Automated downloading from mainframe to local area network: A tool can automate the process of downloading from a mainframe to a local area network (LAN). A back-end tool and a front-end tool can cooperate to accomplish the downloading process. Both tools can simplify the download process, avoiding complications and common errors. A user interface can provide features for... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20070174292 - Autonomic recommendation and placement of materialized query tables for load distribution: A system and method of evaluating queries in distributed databases with MQTs comprises deriving MQTs; replicating the derived MQTs from a local server to at least one remote server; and distributing data and replicated derived MQTs to a plurality of other remote servers, wherein the distributing increases overall query execution... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20070174302 - Contents furnishing system: Even if contents data distributed over a network are once destroyed, the contents data are restored, as the copyright protection is maintained. A PC memorizes backup of distributed music contents on a hard disc, at the same time as it transmits the using log information of the music contents stored... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070174291 - Dynamic optimization of available display space: Embodiments provide for systems, methods, and computer program products for optimizing content rendered at a display unit by dynamically formatting the content layout based on a display unit's parameters. For example, content is received from a server. The content is capable of being rendered at a number of remote display... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20070174289 - Management of non-traditional content repositories: A method for managing a client device is described. The method includes: (1) initiating a search query in a management tool; (2) conveying the search query from the management device to the client device, which includes a non-traditional content repository; (3) implementing said search query on said non-traditional content repository... Agent: Dechert LLP
20070174300 - Method and apparatus for storing and restoring state information of remote user interface: Provided are an apparatus and method of restoring a remote user interface (RUI) in a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) environment. In the apparatus and method, an RUI client requests an external storage server to store the state information of the RUI by using a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) object... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070174290 - System and architecture for enterprise-scale, parallel data mining: A grid-based approach for enterprise-scale data mining that leverages database technology for I/O parallelism and on-demand compute servers for compute parallelism in the statistical computations is described. By enterprise-scale, we mean the highly-automated use of data mining in vertical business applications, where the data is stored on one or more... Agent: Stephen C. Kaufman IBM Corporation
20070174295 - Systems and methods for collecting consumer data: All of an internet user's internet data is routed to a known domain on the internet, from which it is routed on to the intended recipient. The domain includes proxy servers which proxy the user's WWW data requests to the domain, and database servers which filter and build a database... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070174286 - Systems and methods for providing features and user interface in network browsing applications: A browsing application in one embodiment includes instructions for accessing a resource over a network using a general purpose computer, the instructions comprising code for examining an address field of the browsing application and matching a first string input therein with at least one shortcut in a predefined list of... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20070174287 - Virtual tuner management: Embodiments of virtual tuner management are described. A viewing system, for instance, may include a plurality of client devices that are configured to render content, such as television programs. The viewing system may pool the resources available from the client devices such that each client device is not limited to... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20070174308 - Data warehousing systems and methods having reusable user transforms: Data warehousing systems and methods are described herein. In one example methodology, a plurality of transformation templates are stored in a transformation library, each transformation template including software objects that describe how to transform extracted data prior to loading the data into the data warehouse. A unique identifier may be... Agent: David B. Cochran Jones Day
20070174309 - Mtreeini: intermediate nodes and indexes: An index stored on a digital storage medium is a data structure for indexing one or more data objects. The index data structure includes a plurality of index keys for uniquely identifying potential context items in a data object. Each index key is associated with a potential context item. The... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20070174311 - Asset management apparatus and asset management method: An asset management apparatus includes a processor for conducting arithmetic operation processing and a storage device, and executes an asset management program to detect unfairness. The asset management program includes a common asset management part common to the asset management apparatus and other devices, and a device specific asset management... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20070174313 - Data cells, and a system and method for accessing data in a data cell: A method and system is presented for storing data in data cells containing only a single element of data. Each data cell includes four components: an Entity Instance identifier (“O”), an Entity Type identifier (“E”) an Attribute Type identifier (“A”), and an Attribute Value (“V”). Groups of cells with identical... Agent: Beck And Tysver P.l.l.c.
20070174306 - Data extraction and conversion methods and apparatuses: Data extraction and conversion processes and apparatuses are described according to some aspects. In one aspect, a data extraction and conversion process comprises applying at least one template to the information sources, analyzing the data from the information sources according to the templates, thereby generating parsed data values, and writing... Agent: Battelle Memorial Institute Attn:IPServices, K1-53
20070174307 - Graphic object themes: A common visual appearance can be applied to documents authored by different kinds of applications. Thus, a suite of applications can have a theme that can be applied to differing kinds of documents produced by the different kinds of applications in the suite of applications. The theme information can be... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20070174303 - Method and apparatus for controlling reproduction of an audiovisual work: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for building a database of content objectionable scenes of an audiovisual work, and a method and apparatus which uses the database to control reproduction of the work. The database may be stored on a server and made available to clients which control an audiovisual... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20070174305 - Method to reduce the number of copies of values in procedural language: A method and system is presented to reduce the number of copies in the execution of routines written in a procedural language with by-value assignment semantics. During routine compilation, each statement within the routine is classified as being copy-sensitive or not, depending on the operations it contains. During routine execution,... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20070174310 - Methods and systems for managing data: Systems and methods for managing data, such as metadata or index databases. In one exemplary method, a notification that an existing file has been modified or that a new file has been created is received by an indexing software component, which then, in response to the notification performs an indexing... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070174304 - Querying social networks: A data model models a social network. The data model can be embodied as a person profile schema and a connector profile schema. The person profile schema defines properties of persons in the social network. The connector profile schema defines connectivity properties of persons that connect a searcher to the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070174312 - Write-once-type recording medium, recording apparatus and method for write-once-type recording medium, reproducing apparatus and method for write-once-type recording medium, computer program for recording or reproduction control, and data structure: A write-once-type recording medium (100) on which record data can be recorded only once, provided with: a data area (108) to record therein the record data; and a shared area (104, 105) to temporarily record therein evacuation data which is record data to be recorded or already recorded at a... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070174320 - Method and system for generating a concept-based keyword function, search engine applying the same, and method for calculating keyword correlation values: A search engine applying concept-based keyword functions involves the application of a keyword function that was generated by computing a keyword and that corresponds to and that represents concepts of the keyword. Contents of the keyword function can be adjusted through constant training with clicking actions of a user. A... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20070174319 - Method for adjusting concept-based keyword functions, and search engine employing the same: A search engine applying concept-based keyword functions involves the application of a keyword function that was generated by computing a keyword and that corresponds to and that represents concepts of the keyword. Contents of the keyword function can be adjusted through constant training with clicking actions of a user. A... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20070174315 - Compressing state in database replication: A method, system and computer program product for compressing state changes to a datum in a primary data storage system. One embodiment of the invention involves receiving a first state-change entry describing at least a first transformation of the datum and an first value of the datum and receiving a... Agent: Ido Tuchman
20070174316 - Method, system and computer program product for shrinking a file system: Computer implemented method, system and computer program product for shrinking a file system in a data processing system. A computer implemented method for shrinking a file system in a data processing system includes designating an amount by which a file system comprised of a plurality of contiguous blocks is to... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20070174318 - Methods and apparatus for constructing declarative componentized applications: Techniques for constructing a software application are provided. A data model of the application is represented as a relational model. Control logic of the application is defined as a mapping from a current state of the application data model and one or more application inputs to a new state of... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20070174314 - Scheduling of index merges: While consulting indexes to conduct a search, a determination is made from time to time as to whether it is more efficient to consult individual indexes in a set or to merge the indexes and consult the merged index. The cost of merging indexes is compared with the cost of... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070174317 - System and method for modifying the structure and content of dissimilar databases: The schema of a database may be modified by selectively entering original data to an original database having an original schema; opening the original schema in a user interface; operating the user interface to make changes to the original schema; responsive to the changes being saved, creating a new schema... Agent: Shelley M. Beckstrand Patent Attorney
20070174331 - System and method for extending the business data associated with a network-based user collaboration tool to include spatial reference information for collaborative visualization: Systems and methods consistent with the present invention provide a data processing system for extending the business data associated with a collaboration tool engine to include spatial reference information for collaborative visualization. The engine has business data type schemas for generating an information store container associated with a respective business... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20070174326 - Application of metadata to digital media: A system, a method and computer-readable media for associating textual metadata with digital media. An item of digital media is identified, and an audio input describing the media is received. The audio input is converted into text. This text is stored as metadata associated with the identified item of digital... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20070174321 - Data processing system: A data processing system (20) including a unit (29) producing data elements; data processing members (21) for processing the data elements; and a first data-base (22). A user is provided with at least a part of the content of the data element and the option of selecting the name information... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070174323 - Jndi validation: A method, apparatus and computer-usable medium aid in the writing of Java code that contains Java Naming Directory Interface (JNDI) names that refer to code artifacts in a JNDI tree structure that is stored on a server. A local copy of the JNDI tree structure is downloaded from the server... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20070174324 - Mechanism to trap obsolete web page references and auto-correct invalid web page references: A mechanism to trap obsolete web page references and auto-correct invalid Web page references is provided. With the mechanism, Web pages of a Web site are indexed in an indexed data structure having entries that list the references contained in the Web page. A Website reference monitor monitors changes to... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20070174325 - Method and system for building a database from backup data images: Building a database from stored backup data images. In one aspect, an identification of a target image is received, the target image including a copy of a logical storage unit of data from a previous database and description information that describes the previous database. The target image holds a copy... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20070174327 - Method and system for searching, identifying, and documenting infringements on copyrighted information: A method is provided for identifying unauthorized use of copyrighted information. The method includes the processes of accessing a database of copyrighted information, accessing information used for searching the copyrighted information, optionally accessing contextual information concerning the copyrighted materials, accessing a set of materials suspect of infringing on the copyrighted... Agent: Arent Fox PLLC
20070174322 - Method for building data encapsulation layers for highly variable schema: The relationships between physical data store schema, object model, and end-user property may be encoded in the source of the object model using attributes. Reflection may be used to build the table of those relationships so that changes to the relationships between those three layers can be easily and quickly... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070174330 - Mobile report generation for multiple device platforms: A system and method of generating reports is disclosed. In one embodiment, a user requests a report using a GUI on a device and the request is sent to a report generation server. The report generation server generates the report and sends the report to the requesting device. In another... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20070174329 - Presenting a reason why a secondary data structure associated with a database needs rebuilding: In response to a request to access a database, a decision is made that a secondary data structure associated with the database needs rebuilding. A reason why the secondary data structure needs rebuilding is determined and the reason is presented via a user interface. In various embodiments, other information may... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20070174332 - System and method for viewing search results: A system and method for viewing search results is disclosed. A method of communicating a search result according to various views is disclosed. A method of displaying metadata associated with content of websites is disclosed. A method of displaying metadata associated with relationships of websites is disclosed. A method of... Agent: Withers & Keys For Bell South
20070174328 - Transparent context switching for software code: Systems and methods that alleviate programmers of the burden of writing extensive code to implement a context switch for a particular piece of software code. For software code for which a context switch is desired, a declaration of the context and its attributes may be included in the code, along... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20070174333 - Method and system for balanced striping of objects: A method of balanced object striping and a system therefor are provided. The object striping method includes: transmitting a data write request and receiving an object identifier if the data write request is a first write request regarding the data; determining a first object storage target to store the data... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20070174341 - E-commerce and investment system and method: An online network based e-commerce and investment system for online selling and investing in non-physical goods includes a listing management module, a distribution management module, a trading management module, an account management module and a disbursal management module. The listing management module is used to generate online product listings of... Agent: Akc Patents
20070174343 - Method and system for automatic summarization and digest of celebrity news: A system and method for automatically creating a digest of celebrity information received over an adjustable time range from publicly available electronic data sources by applying automated qualitative and quantitative analytical methods to select information for inclusion in the digest and to convert such information to summary form.... Agent: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP Attn: Gregory M Stone
20070174337 - Testing quality of relationship discovery: Provided are techniques for testing quality of relationship discovery. Reference mappings and test mappings are received, wherein each of the reference mappings and test mappings includes one or more mappings, and wherein each of the mappings includes a mapping input and a mapping output, Each of the reference mappings and... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20070174334 - Data processing apparatus and data processing method: A data processing apparatus is capable of playing back contents stored in a specified area in a recording medium. The recording medium stores content data and management information for managing the content data. When playing back a content which is managed by the management information on the recording medium but... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070174335 - Database configuration analysis: To determine a configuration for a database system, a plurality of queries may be sampled from a representative workload using statistical inference to compute the probability of correctly selecting one of a plurality of evaluation configurations. The probability of correctly selecting may determine which and/or how many queries to sample,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070174340 - System & method of delivering rss content based advertising: A system and method is disclosed for presenting relevant advertising to user search queries. The ads can be selected by reference to an underlying content presented in RSS feeds.... Agent: J. Nicholas Gross, Attorney
20070174339 - System and method for determining personal genealogical relationships and geographical origins including a relative confidence: The present invention is directed toward identifying potential genealogical relationships between a plurality of individuals through name analysis and assigning to each identified relationship a value related to the confidence that the identified relationship exists.... Agent: Brian A. Kolo Suite 350
20070174336 - Systems and methods for resolving conflicts and managing system resources in multimedia delivery systems: The invention manages resources and resolve conflicts when locally recording multimedia assets from a variety of sources in multimedia delivery systems. Local and system resources such as storage, tuners, and bandwidth are considered when alternative sources for assets are available (e.g., VOD). Rather than record assets locally, if equivalent assets... Agent: Fish & NeaveIPGroup Ropes & Gray LLP
20070174338 - Systems, methods, software and interfaces for integration of online research tasks into law firm workflow: Legal professionals often conduct online research as part of their efforts to produce documents, such as legal briefs. The present inventor recognized that online research tools and desktop applications, such as word processors, are functionally isolated from each other, forcing users to awkwardly switch between them as they work. Accordingly,... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070174342 - Workflow management system: A workflow management system is disclosed that is suitable to manage a workflow including plural hierarchically-classified tasks and especially for cooperative work spread over different organizations. The workflow management system includes a task receiving unit to receive designation of a task to be delegated, a delegatee receiving unit to receive... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070174346 - Closed-loop validator: A method, computer program, and database system for configuring a model of a database system are disclosed. The database system has a configuration. Two or more ordered levels of configuration assistance are provided. Each of the levels offers a different combination of the following forms of assistance: no assistance, workload... Agent: James M. Stover Ncr Corporation
20070174347 - Organizational usage document management system: A document repository management system for an institution having a defined organization is provided. The document repository management system has (a) a first database containing an organization chart and organizational chart information including information identifying individuals in the defined organization, (b) a second database containing accessible documents, (c) programs for... Agent: Patent Documentation Center
20070174345 - Plural/alternate files registry creation and management: Disclosed are a method of and system for managing plural files registries, for use with a computer operating system having a user/group management operation. The method comprises the steps of creating a plurality of files registries, and providing an administrator with access to each of said plurality of files registries... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20070174344 - Rate control of flow control updates: Various embodiments adjust the rate at which periodic flow control updates are transmitted when in a lower power or power saving state. One embodiment transmits flow control updates across a bus based upon a first rate in response to a normal power mode and transmits second flow control updates across... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070174348 - Databases synchronization: 1) A method for synchronizing databases (DB1, DB2), a first database (DB1) being stored in a first data processing system (MOB), a second database (DB2) being stored in a second data processing system (MNO), said method comprising: a. A loading step in which an application (APP) is loaded into said... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane
20070174349 - Maintaining consistent state information among multiple active database systems: A system-management tool is used in managing at least two copies of a relational database that are stored in at least two database systems. The tool includes (a) a monitoring component configured to monitor for the occurrence of an event within one of the database systems that creates a change... Agent: James M. Stover Ncr Corporation
20070174351 - Optimizing file replication using binary comparisons: Client and server based copies of a file are maintained in synchronicity as changes are made to the file. Data is compared to a previous version known to both the client and server and a highly compressed representation of the differences between the two is generated. These differences, or “diffs”,... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070174352 - Remote copy system: In a system in which data employed by a computer is stored in a storage system, the storage system transfers this data to another storage system and a copy of the data is maintained in the other storage system. The consistency of the copy is maintained even when data is... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20070174350 - Transparent search query processing: A method and system for transparently processing a search query by displaying a search query interpretation or restatement inside a search box. Upon receiving a natural language input from a user, the method converts the natural language input to a search query interpretation of the natural language input. Then, the... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20070174355 - System and method for managing log information for transaction: A system and method for managing log information is provided. The system includes an index/record/catalog management module that determines if a page to be updated is newly allocated; a storage management module that manages a free page list and a non-committed free page list and, if the index/record/catalog module determines... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070174353 - Method and apparatus to proactively capture and transmit dense diagnostic data of a file system: An operating system creates a current sparse object in a diagnostic file system. Then the operating system processes a change to data contained in a block. The operating system determines if the change is to a metadata block. The operating system encodes the change in a journal log, in response... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20070174354 - Storage system, storage control device and recovery point detection method for storage control device: The present invention supports the selection of an appropriate recovery point, even if a point of recovery is unknown. The user issues a retrieval request from the host by specifying a recovery target file name (path name) and retrieval conditions (key word). The partial restoring processing section restores only a... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP
20070174357 - Data warehouse with operational layer: A data warehouse having an operational layer is provided. The data warehouse stores historical data in an historical format that is based on operational data for an organization. The operational layer enables access to the historical data in an operational format that is used to store the operational data on... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro LLC
20070174356 - Program execution device, program execution method, and program: There is provided a program execution device which a user can use with peace of mind. The program execution device includes: a secondary storage unit (510) having an area for storing a downloaded application program (application); a stored application determination unit (2602) which determines, based on a priority assigned to... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070174358 - Systems and methods for versioning based triggers: A system and/or methodology to track and organize database application data in response to a delete, insert or update procedure. More specifically, a system and/or methodology that employs a version-based retention and linkage approach with respect to triggering implementations is provided.... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070174359 - Write-once-type recording medium, recording apparatus and method for write-once-type recording medium, reproducing apparatus and method for write-once-type recording medium, computer program for recording or reproduction control, and data structure: A write-once-type recording medium (100) on which record data can be recorded only once, provided with: a data area (108) to record therein the record data; and a shared area (104, 105) to temporarily record therein evacuation data which is record data to be recorded or already recorded at a... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070174363 - Computer system, a computer and a method of storing a data file: The invention relates to a method of providing redundancy in access to a data file, the method comprising: fragmenting the data file into plural data file fragments; generating at least one supplemental fragment to enable the data file to be reconstructed in the absence of one or more of the... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20070174361 - Automated failover system for logical partitions: An apparatus, program product and method improve software updates processes within a logically partitioned environment by creating a new, proxy partition having substantially the same operating characteristics as an original partition, in addition to an updated software application. Network connectivity is transferred seamlessly over from the original partition to the... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, L.L.P. (ibm)
20070174364 - Content replacement in electronically-provided archeived material: A document, publication or a portion of a publication containing collateral information (e.g. advertisements) is delivered in electronic form, preferably appearing electronically as it appears in traditional printed form. Collateral information associated with the document, publication or portion of the publication is dynamically replaced, enabling the user to potentially receive... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070174360 - Storage system embedding database: A storage system for storing and managing unstructured data and associated metadata which describes attributes of the unstructured data. The storage system includes a plurality of storage areas for storing the unstructured data and metadata which includes pointer information that identifies a location of unstructured data corresponding to the metadata,... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20070174362 - System and methods for secure digital data archiving and access auditing: On an archive server, a secure storage control layer is interposed in the archive data stream between an archiving application and a storage device driver. The secure storage control layer includes an encryption engine providing for two-level cipher processing of data segments transported by the stream. A secure policy controller... Agent: Gerald B Rosenberg New Tech Law
20070174366 - Managing an archived file system: Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture, wherein a determination is made that an archive that includes at least one file is present in association with an operating system file system. An additional file system is generated for accessing the archive. The generated additional file system is included... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20070174365 - Managing files to be offloaded by multiple users into a common storage repository: A method, system and program product manage files to be offloaded by multiple users into a common storage repository. A request is received from a user to offload a file from a computer. A determination is made whether the file is currently stored in the common storage repository. If the... Agent: Law Office Of Dan Shifrin, PC - Ibm
20070174367 - Selective file erasure using metadata modifications: A process that ensures the virtual destruction of data files a user wishes to erase from a storage medium, such as a hard drive, flash drive, or removable disk. This approach is appropriate for managing custom distributions from a large file sets as it is roughly linear in compute complexity... Agent: Joshua Shapiro
20070174368 - Suspension and reinstatement of reference handles: A handle administration system is described in which software agents receive handles to various resources that they can use to obtain the resources. The described embodiments provide multiple states that can be assumed by the handles. An unassigned state is provided in which handles are not assigned to a particular... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070174370 - Method and apparatus for decreasing object copying by a generational, copying garbage collector: In a generational, copying garbage collector, young generation collection may be made more efficient by dynamically measuring object survival rates as a function of “fine-grained” allocation age, and choosing, on the basis of these survival rates, part of the young generation that will be not be collected, but instead scanned... Agent: Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC
20070174369 - Method and apparatus for limiting the size and facilitating maintenance of remembered sets in a space incremental garbage collector: In a space incremental garbage collector, remembered set information for a region is stored in a set of fixed-size data structures, each of which has a representation of the information and a level of precision that differs from other data structures in the set. Remembered set information for each other... Agent: Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC07/19/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. cataloged USPTO category listing
20070168326 - Efficient reporting of information in a wireless communication system: Techniques for efficiently sending reports in a wireless communication system are described. Reports may be sent repetitively in accordance with a reporting format. A terminal receives an assignment of a control channel used to send reports and determines a reporting format to use based on the assignment. The reporting format... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20070168323 - Query aggregation: An aggregated query is used to fetch data from a multidimensional database, such as an OLAP cube. The aggregated query combines individual queries that are used to fetch data from the multidimensional database into a single query. A determination is made as to what dimensions and hierarchies of the multidimensional... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20070168345 - System and method of identifying subject matter experts: A method and system for searching a data collection to identify employee candidates using the text of job description as a semantic search query upon a database containing patent literature or non-patent literature. An exemplary embodiment discloses employee candidates for the described job in a relevancy-ranked order based on the... Agent: Maier & Maier, PLLC
20070168352 - Middleware scalability with distributed caching: A system and method for locally storing data for multiple users to eliminate the need for the individual users to connect to a central server or servers. A communication session is opened between a data server and a remote station. Aggregated data is downloaded for a plurality of users from... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070168353 - User terminal and file list providing method therefor: A user terminal and a file list providing method therefore, the user terminal having a driver installed to control an image forming apparatus, wherein the driver includes a user interface unit to input a specified folder and a list providing method from a user; a list creation unit to create... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20070168313 - Control of data access by dynamically verifying legal references: The inventive method for controlling access to data which is used by reference in a program execution system (including processes and aims) during the program execution consists in memorising by the system the totality of references obtainable by said program with the aid of means considered legal, before any operation... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20070168314 - Identification of relationships in an environment: A method identifies components associated with a first end point in an environment, such as a social environment. The method further identifies components associated with a second end point in the environment. A determination is made regarding whether any of the identified components are associated with both the first end... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20070168317 - Log retrieving method, log administration apparatus, information processing apparatus and computer product: A client communication controlling unit determines whether an input retrieval condition has been received. A retrieval condition judging unit judges whether the input retrieval condition is included in an internal retrieval condition that has been stored in a retrieval condition storing unit. A retrieval target determining unit determines a retrieval... Agent: Patrick G. Burns, Esq. Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.
20070168318 - Method and system for intelligent automated reticle managment: A method, system, and program storage device for implementing the method of controlling a manufacturing system, wherein the method comprises providing a plurality of workpieces to be processed on a processing tool, the plurality of workpieces located at processing stations prior to the processing tool, determining auxiliary equipment allocation needs... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20070168319 - Methods to perform disk writes in a distributed shared disk system needing consistency across failures: Techniques are provided for managing caches in a system with multiple caches that may contain different copies of the same data item. Specifically, techniques are provided for coordinating the write-to-disk operations performed on such data items to ensure that older versions of the data item are not written over newer... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20070168316 - Publication activation service: Updating a database while minimizing resources on a database server instance. One or more indexes are created prior to propagating updated data associated with the database to a computing device associated with the database server instance for access.... Agent: Senniger Powers (msft)
20070168320 - System and method for detecting file content similarity within a file system: A system and method for detecting file content similarity within a file system. The system may include a storage device configured to store a plurality of files and a file system configured to manage access to the storage device. The file system may be configured to compute a compressed size... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20070168315 - System and method for generating a work of communication with supplemental context: A system for selecting, managing, sharing and displaying content data files in a manner that takes into the account the contextual significance of said content data files to a narrative, an author(s) and an audience. A system that is able to place an absolute and relative value upon the significance... Agent: Mark G. Bocchetti Patent Legal Staff
20070168312 - User control points in a network environment: The present invention relates to a method, apparatus, computer program product and computer program element for creating a control point associated with a user in a computing environment having a network connectivity model, a method apparatus, computer program product and computer program element for accessing services provided by a device... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070168322 - Administrable command line interface: A command line interface administration for a data processing system is provided. According to one embodiment, a method for an improved command line interface for a data processing system in a telephony device is provided. The method comprising administering a language definition for an improved command line interface, the improved... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070168321 - Data accessing method, device in which the data accessing method is executed and recording medium: A parameter to show a data transfer efficiency is previously recorded in a recording medium 101 in which data is written per data size that can be increased and decreased stepwise and the data transfer efficiency is variable in accordance with the data size. Next, a data accessing apparatus 105... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070168328 - Intelligent space tube optimizer: This disclosure presents the Intelligent Space Tube Optimization (ISTO) method for developing computationally optimal designs or strategies. ISTO is especially valuable if predicting system response to the design or strategy is computationally intensive, and many predictions are needed in the optimization process. ISTO creates adaptively evolving multi-dimensional decision space tube(s),... Agent: Utah State University Technology Commercialization Office
20070168327 - Parent-child query indexing for xml databases: A method for processing queries for a document of elements is provided. The document includes a plurality of subsections where each subsection includes at least a portion of elements in the document. The method comprises: receiving a query for a path of elements in the document of elements; determining a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070168324 - Relational database scalar subquery optimization: When two or more scalar subtrees in an execution plan are directed towards the same data set, but request different data from the data set, the two subtrees are replaced in the execution plan with a new subtree which queries the data set only once. This new query to the... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070168325 - System and method for workflow processing using a portable knowledge format: The present invention relates to systems and methods for performing one or more steps of a work process using a work process data structure and a portable knowledge format. The method of the present invention comprises constructing a work process data structure that identifies one or more steps of a... Agent: Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP
20070168332 - Ad-hoc creation of group based on contextual information: Provided is ad-hoc creation of groups based on contextual information comprising. Two mechanisms are used to restrict valid members of a group. First, to make sure that devices are somehow related, devices provide contextual information that is compared to the contextual information provided by other devices willing to join the... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070168337 - Apparatus and method for determining information retrieval applicability and generating best case for determination: The apparatus acquires retrieval history data of information retrieval to be determined, and acquires voice data of the conversation heard about information necessary for the information retrieval. A predetermined keyword dictionary is referred to from the voice data, and an expression matching a keyword indicating necessary information for information retrieval... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070168339 - Continuing education using a system for supervised remote training: Techniques for providing expert instruction in interpreting outputs of a test instrument to a student who is at a location remote from the expert. The student makes outputs from the test instrument and an interpretation of the outputs available to an expert via a network and receives a commented and... Agent: Gordon E Nelson Patent Attorney, PC
20070168333 - Data processing method: A data processing method for an electronic device is provided. Tree-like data groups have been stored in the electronic device. Each first level data group of the tree data groups has a data group name, and each data group has a plurality of character strings. The data processing method includes... Agent: J.c. Patents, Inc.
20070168329 - Database query system using a statistical model of the database for an approximate query response: The invention relates to a data base query system which is characterized in that once the database query is drawn up, a compressed image of the database to be queried is queried in accordance with the database query. Depending on the result of the query of the compressed image an... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070168335 - Deep enterprise search: Methods and apparatuses provide a search tool to conduct a deep enterprise search for business objects related to a query received at a search interface. The search tool identifies an object type and an argument, and searches the enterprise via one or more enterprise services for one or more business... Agent: Sap/blakely
20070168336 - Method and apparatus for a searchable data service: Method and apparatus for a searchable data service are described. The searchable data service may be implemented as a Web service with a Web service interface that allows the storage of locators and other attributes associated with entities stored in a data store in a searchable index. The attributes may... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20070168330 - Method for protecting a proprietary file: A file containing proprietary content can be protected against unauthorized duplication via file sharing between remote computers connected to an Internet swapping service. To this end, the content to be protected is searched on the Internet, at least the hash ID of each data record offered as a search hit... Agent: Husch & Eppenberger, LLC
20070168334 - Normalization support in a database design tool: Provided are techniques for identifying normalization violations. Selection of one of a data model, a portion of the data model, and an object in the data model is received. Selection of one or more normalization rules is received. One or more normalization violations are identified in the one of the... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20070168331 - Search over structured data: A user can refine a search over structured data by specifying that a label or an attribute value be used to further filter the results of a query.... Agent: Google / Fenwick
20070168338 - Systems and methods for acquiring analyzing mining data and information: The present invention provides a method of acquiring, analyzing and mining data and/or information of interest by searching at least one database using at least one primary search term to obtain data and/or information that contains the information of interest to obtain raw data set; applying a data mining tool... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson
20070168341 - Method and apparatus for detecting damage in structures: A method including providing time series structural response data from a structure. A plurality of linear surrogate data series is generated from the time series structural response data. A first generalized correlation function is estimated for each linear surrogate data series of the plurality of linear surrogate data series to... Agent: Naval Research Laboratory Associate Counsel (patents)
20070168340 - Methods and systems for enabling the collaborative management of information using persistent metadata: A centrally managed system (100) is provided which enables the collaborative management by users (108) of information. Through the establishment of metadata schema (300) and the collection and persistent storage of metadata (500, 1900), the system provides users (100) with richly enabled features for managing information and performing collaborative activities.... Agent: Jlb Consulting, Inc. C/o Intellevate
20070168344 - Data product search using related concepts: Systems and methods for searching data. A search for related terms is initiated of at least one data product using at least one term. A ranked list of all the terms in the matching data products is returned and the ranked list is displayed to a user. The user modifies... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20070168343 - Method and system for automatic identification and notification of relevant software defects: A system for automatic identification and notification of relevant program defects. A defect report server opens a defect description in response to receiving the defect description from an end user. Then, the defect report server extracts each word and phrase contained within the program defect description. After extracting each word... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20070168342 - Recommended alerts: A method of providing content to a user is described. A set of one or more key terms is identified in accordance with user history information. The user is provided an invitation to receive content on an ongoing basis. The content is related to the set of one or more... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.
20070168346 - Method and system for implementing two-phased searching: A two-phased search of electronic content stored within a computer system or network is performed by recognizing patterns within the search terms provided by a user in a first phase. Based on recognized patterns within the search terms, specific sub-collections are selected for searching. The selected sub-collections are searched in... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20070168347 - Method and apparatus for deriving optimal physical space and ambiance conditions: A computer implemented method, data processing system, and a computer program product are provided for deriving optimal physical space and ambiance conditions for a user. A physical space analyzer comprising an information sensor and an optimal space analyzer detects a broadcast of characteristics of a set of nearby physical spaces.... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20070168354 - Combined algorithmic and editorial-reviewed mobile content search results: In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for reviewing mobile content to determine relevance such that presenting the reviewed content to a mobile communication facility may be based at least in part on the relevance. The reviewed content may be subject to an algorithmic review, an editorial... Agent: Strategic Patents P.C..
20070168360 - Data processing apparatus, data processing method, date processing system, storage medium and program: A data processing apparatus is disclosed which includes a reproducing element for reproducing each of a plurality of content data items a reproduction status detecting element for detecting status of each content data item being reproduced by the reproducing element a selecting element for selecting the content data item being... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20070168361 - Data replication among storage systems: A first storage system stores information relating to the updating of data stored in that system as a journal. More specifically, the journal is composed of a copy of data that was used for updating and update information such as a write command used during updating. Furthermore, the second storage... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20070168362 - Data replication among storage systems: A first storage system stores information relating to the updating of data stored in that system as a journal. More specifically, the journal is composed of a copy of data that was used for updating and update information such as a write command used during updating. Furthermore, the second storage... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20070168350 - Management of non-traditional content repositories: A method for managing a client device is described. The method includes: (1) initiating a search query in a management tool; (2) conveying the search query from the management device to the client device, which includes a non-traditional content repository; (3) implementing said search query on said non-traditional content repository... Agent: Dechert LLP
20070168357 - Merchandise recommending system and method thereof: The present invention relates to a merchandise recommending system, and it is an object of the present invention is to derive recommended merchandise through a multiple image search, in which image characteristic information is extracted through a text search or an image search, thereby deriving recommended merchandise. To accomplish the... Agent: Adam K. Sacharoff Much Shelist Freed Denenberg Ament&rubenstein,pc
20070168355 - Method and apparatus for publishing hypermedia documents over wide area networks: The present invention addresses the critical needs of publishers seeking to create and publish hypermedia content in electronic form across the wide area networks (“WAN's”) such as the World Wide Web. Toward this end, a client-server development platform is provided for handling the important functions of document authoring, content-based indexing... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070168359 - Method and system for proximity based voice chat: A method for use in processing audio includes receiving audio data associated with each of two or more characters in a virtual world, determining a proximity of the other characters in the virtual world for each of the characters, altering the received audio data based on the determined proximity of... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery
20070168348 - Method in a network of the delivery of files: A method in a network of the delivery of files from a server computer (101) to a client computer (102) in which the client computer is polling the server computer looking to see in the server if at least one new file associated with this client computer is available. If... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20070168358 - Method of rewarding value: The invention consists in a method of rewarding value and comprising the steps of inviting users to a communications network to submit queries to an answer providing service for a fee. The quality of the query is determined and the user is offered a reward or payment dependent on the... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070168351 - Non-blocking commit protocol systems and methods: Systems and methods are provided for atomic single-failure non-blocking and double-failure non-blocking commitment protocols. The protocols may be used for a variety of transactions that involve two or more parties including an initiator of the transaction, a coordinator of the transaction, and one or more participants in the transaction. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070168349 - Schema for template based management system: One embodiment of the invention uses templates that define certain features of a given service type, wherein the features are common to all services of that service type. The template can be configured by a user to obtain a service definition for the given service. The service definition is passed... Agent: Westman Champlin (microsoft Corporation)
20070168356 - Systems and methods for providing an automated validity check of transactional data postings: Systems and methods are provided for providing an automated validity check of transaction data postings. In one implementation, a method is provided that includes entering at least one code for specifying at least one posting to be performed for a transactional data processing operation. The method may also include starting... Agent: Sap / Finnegan, Henderson LLP
20070168368 - Data structures and methods for genealogical research: Improved methods of genealogical research utilize databases with fields that more uniquely identify individuals and relationships for the purpose of tracing and identifying ancestors or living relations. In selected embodiments, the fields represent genetic markers on the mitochondrial DNA and biographic or historical data useful in tracing matriarchal heritage. In... Agent: Edward S. Sherman, Esq.
20070168363 - Database constructing apparatus, database search apparatus, database apparatus, method of constructing database, and method of searching database: A database apparatus has an element appearance information storage portion in which element appearance information is stored using element name IDs as keys, an ancestral path appearance information storage portion in which element appearance information is stored using ancestral path name IDs of the elements as keys, an attribute appearance... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20070168365 - Generating a selection representation for items in tree structures: Systems and methods for generating a selection representation for items in a tree structure using an include modifier and an exclude modifier. The method exemplarily includes analyzing a parent node of the tree structure to determine if the parent node is an inclusive selection, including a path of the parent... Agent: Workman Nydegger (f/k/a Workman Nydegger & Seeley)
20070168366 - Handheld electronic device and method for disambiguation of text input providing artificial variants comprised of characters in a core alphabet: A handheld electronic device includes a reduced QWERTY keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software that is operable to disambiguate text input. In addition to identifying and outputting representations of language objects that are stored in the memory and that correspond with a text input, the device is able to... Agent: Brij K. Agarwal Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
20070168364 - Non-mutating tree-structured file identifiers: Non-mutating tree-structured file identifiers are used to identify files stored in a file system. Each of multiple files in the file system has a corresponding non-mutating file identifier, and these file identifiers are assigned and maintained using a tree structure.... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20070168367 - Rss feed generation using objects: A really simple syndication (RSS) feed generator provides a set of data related to an entity to a user in the form of a really simple syndication (RSS) feed in a manner so that the set of data includes entity information at the feed-level. A user of the RSS feed... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (microsoft)
20070168369 - User interface for a portable electronic device: A method and user interface for displaying and enabling access to data items stored on a handheld electronic device, the data items being organized in hierarchical menus associated with characteristics of the data items. A navigational feature is included which actuates direct display of a top-level menu from any of... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP
20070168373 - Gui component feedback for functional tasks that are qualified by performance or quality: Embodiments of the invention allow a user to obtain information regarding the possible effects of invoking a user-selectable component provided by a software application, such as a user selected menu function or a database query element that may be added to a database query. Generally, a user selected component is... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20070168371 - Method and apparatus for maintaining federated name context bindings in a name space: A method, system and computer program product for maintaining federated name context bindings in a name space is disclosed. A reference within a first name space of a first system is bound with a durable subscription to a second name space on a second system. The binding of the first... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20070168372 - Method and system for predicate selection in bit-level compositional transformations: A method for performing verification includes selecting a first set containing a seed register and adding to a second set a result of a subtraction of a fanout of the first set from a fanin of the first set. A third set is rendered equal to a result of a... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20070168375 - Operating environment system and method for executing workflow on computer: Disclosed is an operating environment system and method for an improved efficiency of a workflow executed on a computer by a user, the method being allowed to be executed on the operating environment system, comprising a plurality of soft applications and an integrated operating environment, comprising an action model module... Agent: Bever Hoffman & Harms, LLP Tri-valley Office
20070168374 - Portable knowledge format for the distribution of content: The present invention relates to systems and methods for facilitating the movement of content using a portable knowledge format data structure. The portable knowledge format data structure of the present invention comprises one or more items of content. The portable knowledge format data structure further comprises metadata corresponding to the... Agent: Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP
20070168370 - System and methods for provisioning geospatial data: An interactive geospatial data provisioning application presents a graphical user interface operable to present a map of geographic regions and corresponding geospatial data sets available. The user selects the area of interest by panning and zooming over the mapped regions corresponding to the available geospatial data sets. The application identifies... Agent: Chapin & Huang L.L.C. Westborough Office Park
20070168378 - Application of metadata to documents and document objects via an operating system user interface: Methods, systems and computer products provide for applying metadata to documents and/or document objects in local and/or remote file storage systems. Application of metadata (flags) to documents and/or document objects allows a user to easily locate and utilize flagged items. A single metadata type, such as a colored flag, may... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20070168382 - Document analysis system for integration of paper records into a searchable electronic database: Electronic extraction of information from fields within documents comprises identifying a document by comparison to a template library, identifying data fields based on size and position, extracting data from the fields, and applying recognition. Line identification employs shaded region identification, line capture and gap filling, line segment clustering, and optional... Agent: Norma E Henderson Henderson Patent Law
20070168379 - Method and apparatus for cataloging screen shots of a program: A screen shot of a window of a program is taken. A computer program queries data structures that are a source for aspects of the screen shot. The program objects return text strings associated with the window to the computer program. The computer program associates a unique identifier, the screen... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20070168377 - Method and apparatus for classifying internet protocol data packets: A method and apparatus for generating a data structure for classifying an Internet Protocol packet. The data structure generation method may include creating a level-2 table with a plurality of bins for storing therein classification rules and using a first hashing data to derive a hash key1 from a classification... Agent: Empk & Shiloh, LLP
20070168376 - Method of automatically including context related links: There is provided a method of automatically including one or more context related links in association with scene data content. The method is distinguished in that involves providing a recording apparatus including: (i) a data store for reading and/or writing data content; (ii) a sensor for sensing audio and/or visual... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070168381 - Sequential composition of schema mappings: A method for generating a schema mapping. A provided mapping M12 relates schema S1 to schema S2. A provided mapping M23 relates schema S2 to schema S3. A mapping M13 is generated from schema S1 to schema S3 as a composition of mappings M12 and M23. Mappings M12, M23, and... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20070168380 - System and method for storing text annotations with associated type information in a structured data store: A text annotation structured storage system stores text annotations with associated type information in a structured data store. The present system persists or stores annotations in a structured data store in an indexable and queryable format. Exemplary structured data stores comprise XML databases and relational databases. The system exploits type... Agent: Shimokaji & Associates, P.C.
20070168384 - Mapping of designtime to runtime in a visual modeling language environment: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for generating runtime entities in a visual modeling environment. A method includes providing designtime graphical modeling language entities for use in a visual modeling program, receiving input defining an application definition at designtime as including at least a first and second designtime entities... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20070168385 - Object-based information collection in operation performance: A method to be performed in a computer system in association with initiating a physical operation includes receiving a request object that corresponds to a request to initiate a physical operation. The method includes generating, using the request object, an information collection object configured to represent performance of the physical... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20070168383 - Restrictive visualization of a stereotype construct for entities in a visual modeling environment: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for stereotype constructs in a visual modeling environment. A method of generating applications includes providing a first set of modeling language entities and a predefined stereotype construct, receiving input specifying the stereotype construct as a component of an application being developed, and generating... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20070168390 - Amusement park management: A system and/or method for, e.g., amusement park, facility management is provided. In certain example embodiments, a patron is issued a pass (e.g., handheld electronic device) when that patron enters an amusement park. The pass includes, for example, a list of attractions for which the user is authorized. In some... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070168386 - Device and method for managing multimedia content in portable digital apparatus: The present invention relates to a device and method for managing multimedia content in a portable digital apparatus. An object of the present invention is to enable management of multimedia content to be stored in a portable digital apparatus equipped with a camera based on a user's preference by configuring... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070168387 - Image processing apparatus and method: For image processing, user's setting of an item is received, and the item set by the user is recorded with information on situation of the setting of the item as setting log data. A parameter on reuse value is calculated based on one or more setting log data in the... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070168388 - Media discovery and curation of playlists: A media player monitors user playback control actions, such as skip commands, during a playback experience associated with a playlist. Based on these actions, the media player sets one or more media files to an inactive state. The media player defines a subgroup, or modified playlist excluding the inactive media... Agent: Senniger Powers (msft)
20070168392 - Process for displaying objects of a plm database and apparatus implementing this process: The invention is directed to an apparatus, a computer program and a process for displaying objects of a PLM database, including the steps of providing a PLM database containing modeled objects and a graphical user interface (100), identifying (S200) a viewpoint on a view (110) of objects (21-24) to be... Agent: Clifford Chance US LLP
20070168391 - Product configuration system: A method of allowing a user to configure a product includes providing the user with a number of options for the product from which to select, displaying a graphical representation of the product integrating each option as it is selected, and calculating price and availability information when the product and... Agent: Perman & Green
20070168389 - Systems and methods for presenting customized information: Systems and methods for presenting customized information to a user recognized when making a request for information. Target information for the user is identified based on the user's profile, the requested information, and/or other factors. The customized information is assembled by causing association of the target information with requested information.... Agent: Nora M. Tocups
20070168397 - Triggering workflows based on middleware events: Workflows are triggered for time-sensitive, user-specific data queued for delivery to a plurality of users. Responsive to time-sensitive data being queued, time-based triggers are created based at least in part upon content of the time-sensitive data. If the time-sensitive data is still in the queue when the time-based trigger expires,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070168395 - Employment object: The present subject mater relates to human resources data processing and, more particularly, to an employment object. Various embodiments provide systems, software, and method to maintain a first set of employee data in an employee object including an employee record for each employee, wherein the first set of employee data... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070168396 - Generating storage system commands: Systems and methods for generating storage system commands are presented. Logical volumes comprise one or more storage areas. The methods include providing a map of the logical volume from information relating to the types of the storage areas composing the volume. Storage commands referencing the logical volume map are converted... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP. Hani Z. Sayed
20070168393 - Managing states with delta pager: A delta pager maintains a database with atomic, isolated transactions. When a transaction seeks to make changes to the database, the delta pager stores the changes in write buffers, and applies the changes when intervening transactions do not literally or substantively change the state of the database relied upon by... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20070168398 - Permanent storage appliance: Embodiments provide permanent storage space for data available via network file access protocols. Client machines connect to the permanent storage appliance. The permanent storage appliance stages data to create an optical image according to a policy. The optical images are recorded on media and stored in a permanent media library... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20070168394 - Service aware network caching: Embodiments of this invention provide service aware network caching. A service aware network caching device determines a service priority for traffic received from a client targeted towards a storage server connected to the caching device. The caching device transmits a response to the client based on the service priority determined... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070168400 - System and method for synchronizing file indexes remotely: An exemplary method for synchronizing file indexes remotely is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: identifying files that were newly created, modified, or deleted within a time range; reading the modified status of each of the files; parsing data from each of the files that are either of the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp
20070168399 - Exposed sequestered partition apparatus, systems, and methods: Apparatus, systems, methods, and articles may operate to store one or more parameters associated with a pseudo-device in a device configuration table associated with a first partition within a multi-partition computing platform. An inter-partition bridge (IPB) may be exposed to an operating system executing within the first partition. The IPB... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070168402 - System and method for pluggable url pattern matching for servlets and application servers: The invention provides a system and method for providing pluggable pattern matching for servlets. This feature allows application servers that incorporate the invention to support non-J2EE pattern matching schemes in their http request resolution. The pluggable pattern matching feature is targeted primarily at customers who want to implement custom URL... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20070168401 - User interface for piecemeal restore: This disclosure concerns systems and methods for restoring data. In one example, a method for piecemeal restoration of a database involves a computer system having a user interface and a selection device. The method begins when a query is sent to a database server application requesting a list of all... Agent: Workman Nydegger (f/k/a Workman Nydegger & Seeley)
20070168403 - Continuous backup to a remote storage device: Continuous backup from a local storage device to a remote storage device includes subdividing the local storage device into subsections, providing a time indicator that is modified periodically, and, in response to a request to write new data to a particular subsection of the local storage device at a particular... Agent: Muirhead And Saturnelli, LLC
20070168404 - Nas system and remote copy method: The present invention remote copies difference data for snapshots in an appropriate manner. A NAS system having one or more file systems for storing data, a snapshot producing section for producing snapshots for the file systems based on a pre-scheduled snapshot acquisition time, a remote copy section for remote copying... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20070168405 - Self-optimizing network attached storage for multiple geographic locations: A plurality of geographically diffuse network attached file servers are configured store a file migration control table, each table to including an entry designating a root device and at least one time-decaying access control parameter for a file stored locally to each server. Upon receipt by a first server of... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rhf)07/12/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. cataloged USPTO category listing
20070162419 - Method of creating symoblic link capable of being compatible with file system, and method and apparatus for accessing file or directory by using symbolic link: Provided are a method and apparatus for supporting a symbolic link at an application level while keeping the structure of an existing file system that does not support a symbolic link. The method includes receiving a symbolic link creation command including an absolute path and a symbolic link path from... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070162428 - Monetization of multimedia queries: A method to monetize multimedia queries is provided. The method includes receiving a multimedia query from a client device. In response, to the multimedia query a collection of thumbnails representing multimedia files is created. Position information for advertisement information is generated based on multimedia content included in the multimedia files.... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)
20070162437 - User terminal and music file management method therefor: An application program installed in a user terminal including a user interface unit for displaying a list of music files; a playback unit for playing back a music file selected out of the list; a transfer unit for transferring the selected music file to a certain storage medium; and a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070162443 - Visual method and apparatus for enhancing search result navigation: A visual method for enhancing search result navigation, comprising: obtaining a first search result from a search engine; clustering the first search result to get clustering information; calculating the correlations between the clustering information and the ranked list of the first search result, and performing visualization processing on the clustering... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb & Rahman, LLC
20070162415 - Data snapshot with security period: A snapshot of data to be changed is stored prior to the change being made. A time when the data is changed is also stored. When a read of the data by a process is initiated, it is determined whether the data was changed within a security period. If the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070162418 - Method and system for performing a non-invasive runtime simulation for a database system: A method and system for evaluating at least one setting for a database system are disclosed. The method and system includes providing at least one configuration derivative including the at least one setting. The configuration derivative is uncommitted. The method and system also include running the database system for a... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20070162413 - Portal site providing system, and server, method, and program used for the same: Means for Solving Problems] The present invention comprises a portal specifying information receiving device for receiving portal specifying information which specifies the contents of a portal site from a user through an input device; and an address data storage device for reading out the address data accessible to the portal... Agent: Whitham, Curtis & Christofferson & Cook, P.C.
20070162416 - System and method for process controls in master data modeling: In an embodiment of a computer-based system, a database and attributes to access that database are provided. The computer-based system is configured for one or more process controls, each of the one or more process controls comprising a subset of the plurality of attributes. The computer-based system is further configured... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070162417 - System and method for selective access to restricted electronic documents: A system and method for selective sharing of restricted electronic documents. A requesting client generates query data representing a search for one or more documents stored on a document management system. The query data is then analyzed by an indexing engine and a repository containing a plurality of documents is... Agent: Tucker, Ellis & West LLP
20070162414 - System and method for using external references to validate a data object's classification / consolidation: A computer system and method for validating data object classification and consolidation using external references. The external references may be web pages, product catalogs, external databases, URLs, search results provided by a search engine or subsets or combinations of any of these to validate a classification or consolidation of records.... Agent: Sap_dlg
20070162412 - System and method using alphanumeric codes for the identification, description, classification and encoding of information: A method of accessing or receiving information stored in electronic or other form, the method comprising the use of alpha-numeric sub-codes, wherein the codes comprise one or more alpha-numeric sub-codes in a hierarchical structure and wherein the sub-codes and/or codes are used to identify, describe, define, classify or encode a... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20070162420 - Techniques for automatically discovering a database device on a network: Techniques for automatically adding a database device to a network of database devices include sending a first request from the database device over the network in response to detecting that the database device is connected to the network. In response to the first request, the database device receives data that... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20070162423 - Aware location system and method: A computer program product tangibly embodied in an information carrier is described. The computer program product includes instructions that, when executed, perform operations for taking actions on stock in a logistic environment system. The operations include receiving event information at one or more storage location database objects that each represents... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20070162426 - Closed-loop predicate analysis: A method, computer system, and database system for optimizing processing of a request are disclosed. The request has one or more predicates. A list of the one or more predicates in the request is created and predicates for which an actual cost has not been stored or for which a... Agent: James M. Stover Ncr Corporation
20070162422 - Dynamic search box for web browser: A system may receive one or more terms of a search query. The system may automatically identify prior search queries that include the one or more terms of the search query from a history of prior search queries. The system may automatically identify possible spelling corrected search queries based on... Agent: Harrity Snyder, LLP
20070162424 - Method, system, and graphical user interface for alerting a computer user to new results for a prior search: A method, system, and graphical user interface for alerting a computer user to new results for a prior search are disclosed. One aspect of the invention involves a graphical user interface on a computer that includes a plurality of links recommended by a search engine for a computer user. The... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.
20070162427 - Query parameter output page finding method, query parameter output page finding apparatus, and computer product: An apparatus that finds an output page on which a query parameter value input by a user is output, includes an output page detector that detects an output page, designating not only the page immediately after the query parameter value input by the user, but also a page output by... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070162421 - Real-time messaging system for bridging rdbmss and message buses: A SQL language interface for a messaging system, such as IBM MQ, is described. In one embodiment, for example, in a database system, a method is described for providing real-time message support for improved database connectivity, the method comprises steps of: defining Structured Query Language (SQL) extensions having commands that... Agent: John A. Smart
20070162425 - System and method for performing advanced cost/benefit analysis of asynchronous operations: Method, apparatus and computer usable medium tangibly embodying a program of instructions is provided for performing advanced cost/benefit analysis of subplans of a query execution plan, in a computer system having a database software server. Method augments a cost estimation model, obtained from an optimizer of the software server after... Agent: Sandra M. Parker Law Office Of Sandra M. Parker
20070162430 - Context display of search results: A search string is received to be applied to structured data. A concatenated version of the structured data is obtained and the search string is applied to the concatenated version to obtain search results. A list of results is generated and comprises search string correlated information from different portions of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070162431 - File search method and system therefor: According to the present invention, there are provided a file search method and a system therefor with which it is possible to display files including a keyword specified by a user in an importance descending order by monitoring a file operation by the user, creating reference relation between files, and... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070162432 - Searching recent content publication activity: Collecting and distributing information related to recent content publication activity of an instant messaging (IM) user provides other users in a network with timely, relevant information about people known to the user or within the same social network. A user participating in a social network can quickly and efficiently perceive... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070162429 - Source and destination determination system and method: In a first general aspect, a computer program product tangibly embodied in an information carrier is described. The computer program product includes instructions that, when executed, perform operations for identifying a source or destination for stock. The operations include receiving an electronic request to determine a source or destination for... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20070162433 - System and method for a secure process to perform distributed transactions: An interoperable process and system for an automated secure information exchange. The secure processing system is capable of efficiently extending interoperability for communications and data related to transactions to business entities in an overall business sector, such as healthcare.... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP
20070162436 - Keyword based audio comparison: Keyword based audio data comparison. A method comprises extracting at least one feature from audio content of an audio data set to form feature arrays. The feature arrays may comprise a pitch array and a rhythm array. A set of keywords is formed for each feature array by performing the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20070162434 - Method and system for controlling content distribution, related network and computer program product therefor: A method for controlling distribution of media contents over a network, wherein the contents are distributed by making the contents available at surrogate servers. The method includes the steps of identifying additional contents eligible for distribution; defining a set of categories; identifying for each category at least a reference content;... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070162439 - Reconfigurable query generation system for web browsers: A reconfigurable web-browser compatible data query system. The invention provides an XML platform enabling web-based forms that query data modeled by data schemas. This platform comprises a collection of query form controls, an annotation scheme for attaching these controls to the data schema, a compiler for creating a web-browser-compatible representation... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20070162435 - Systems and methods for monitoring and controlling warehouse activities: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for monitoring and controlling warehouse activities. Inbound information reflecting the status of wares destined for storage in a warehouse is monitored. Internal information reflecting movement of the wares within the warehouse is also monitored. Additionally, outbound information reflecting outbound processing of the wares... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070162438 - Transferring and displaying hierarchical data between databases and electronic documents: An apparatus comprises data storage coupled to one or more processors and a plurality of data elements contained in a database structure and organized in a hierarchical data tree, and instructions that perform receiving a network location identifier from a client computer, wherein the network location identifier comprises at least... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20070162440 - Collaborative sampling for implicit recommenders: A method for generating a recommendation is provided. The method includes the steps of: receiving at least one of a negative and positive example from one or more other users; and determining a recommendation for a user based on at least one of the negative and positive examples. The method... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070162441 - Efficient queriability of version histories in a repository: Efficient evaluation of resource version history queries is enabled by using a data container storing records corresponding to links between successive versions of a resource. The records include: (a) a record identifier, (b) a predecessor identifier, (c) a successor identifier, (d) a predecessor rowset, which comprises the record identifier of... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20070162442 - User intent discovery: A system that facilitates determining a user's intent given a user search query comprises a search engine that is employed to search over a collection of objects within a data store to retrieve a user search result set. The objects within the result set are associated with queries that were... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070162444 - Abstract pipeline component connection: The subject disclosure pertains to systems and methods for connecting pipeline components such as data flow pipeline components. Pipeline components are wrapped in metadata components that include the component as well as abstracted metadata in the form of input and output metadata descriptors. A connector can arbitrate metadata differences between... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070162445 - System and method for searching and matching data having ideogrammatic content: A method of searching and matching non-phonetic or ideogrammatic input data to stored data, including the steps of receiving input data comprising a search string having a plurality of elements, converting a subset of the elements into a set of terms, generating an optimized plurality of keys from the set... Agent: Paul D. Greeley, Esq. Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, L.L.P.
20070162448 - Adaptive hierarchy structure ranking algorithm: The present invention is a method for ranking a plurality of documents during a search query utilizing a hierarchical keyword ranking scheme. The present invention utilizes an algorithm which determines a level value for each searched page in the plurality of documents. The algorithm then ranks each page from the... Agent: Michael L. Diaz, P.C.
20070162446 - Method of testing a multi-processor unit microprocessor: A method of testing a multi-processor unit microprocessor. The method includes: (a) selecting and testing, with a selected parameter set of a group of parameter sets, a processor unit of a microprocessor having two or more processor units; (b) comparing the operation of the selected processor unit to a selected... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20070162447 - System and method for extraction of factoids from textual repositories: A method (400) is disclosed of extracting factoids from text repositories, with the factoids being associated with a given factoid category. The method (400) starts by training a classifier (230) to recognise factoids relevant to that given factoid category. Documents or document summaries relevant to the given factoid category is... Agent: Ibm Almaden (ave) C/o Law Office Of Anthony England
20070162449 - Persistent data management with different isolation levels: A method is described for managing an application's cached persistent data with different isolation levels. The different isolation levels include: 1) requesting a lock for a first item of database data in response to the first item of database data not being cached and not yet having been used by... Agent: Sap/blakely
20070162450 - Query object permissions establishment system and methods: Methods and systems are described for controlling query access to attributes associated with subscribers of a system. Permission setting variables are provided to allow subscribers considerable control over query access to attributes associated with the subscribers. A subscriber may manipulate one or more permission setting variables to control aspects of... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP
20070162457 - Apparatus for sending a sequence of asynchronous messages to the same member of a clustered consumer: A method, apparatus and computer-usable medium for providing advanced messaging middleware functionality that is capable of handling message groups. Advanced messaging middleware (AMM) utility responds to the receipt of members of a message group by forwarding the message groups to a single consumer application of a multiple-consumer cluster application. Group... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20070162460 - Computer implemented method and system for processing a client request for an application program: A computer implemented method and system for processing a client request for an application program. The application program may require one or more software applications as prerequisites. In response to a client request for the application program, the system automatically determines prerequisite application programs associated with the requested application program.... Agent: Wagner, Murabito & Hao LLP
20070162458 - Method and apparatus for collecting and storing information about individuals in a social network: Method and apparatus for collecting and storing information about individuals in a social network. A member account is created by verifying a user's identity and collecting user identity data from the user. The user sends an invitation to one or more members or non-members. The one or more members or... Agent: Technology & Innovation Law Group, PC
20070162454 - Method and apparatus for managing a computer-based address book for incident-related work: A computer-based processing system (29) for use in managing incident-related work provides an address book (103) containing a plurality of entries that persist independently of incident durations and that comprise contact information for corresponding entities. New contact information is then received (102) via the user interface, stored, and associated with... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery
20070162456 - Method and system for providing context based content for computer applications: Methods and systems for providing context based content for computer applications are provided. A method for providing sponsored content for use with a computer application includes obtaining a business context for a user of a computer application. The business context is used to provide sponsored content for use with the... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20070162459 - System and method for creating searchable user-created blog content: A system and method is provided which allows users to create, upload and post user-created content on a website or device that is searchable and accessible from a different website or device. Each user that adds user-created content to a website or device also defines the search criteria that will... Agent: Greenberg Traurig LLP
20070162463 - System and method of monitoring and controlling application files: A system and method for updating a system that controls applications requested for execution on a workstation. A workstation management module is configured to detect requested execution of an application. A workstation application server receives data associated with the application from the workstation. The application server module can determine one... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070162455 - System for and method of gathering complex structured information: A system, method and computer program product for gathering complex structured information in an automated manner is disclosed, which may be substituted for an in-person interview between a trained professional interviewer possessing complex domain knowledge and an untrained consumer of professional services. The method involves sequential downloads of encrypted smart... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP
20070162452 - Systems and methods for implementing a shared space in a provider-tenant environment: The present invention discloses methods and systems for tenants to execute application software hosted by a provider in a computer-based environment in which a provider may store a shared data structure associated with the application software, such that each of the plurality of tenants has access to the shared data... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070162451 - Systems and methods for linking a tenant to a provider: The present invention discloses methods and systems for hosting tenants over a network in a computer-based environment in which a provider may store a shared data structure having shared data. A tenant database located at a first tenant may store tenant-specific data structures specific to the first tenant and a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070162453 - Systems and methods to identify and locate probate estates: Systems and method to identify and locate probate estates of client debtors. One embodiment includes receiving a client file, wherein the file includes a record of individual client debtors and determining if a date of death is available for each of the individual client debtors. Some such embodiments further include... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070162464 - Verified personal credit search system and method thereof: A verified personal credit search system includes an information center, a credit terminal and an enquiring station. The information center includes a personal database for storing a plurality of personal records of candidates, wherein each of the personal records contains a plurality of personal qualities. The credit terminal which includes... Agent: Raymond Y. Chan
20070162461 - Virtual document organizer system and method: A system and method of managing virtual documents is described. In this approach, a user database is set up on a network-connected computer. There are a number of virtual documents that are created by on other network-connected computers. These virtual documents have associated with them an attribute file having known... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP Patent Department
20070162462 - Wide area networked file system: Traditional networked file systems like NFS do not extend to wide-area due to network latency and dynamics introduced in the WAN environment. To address that problem, a wide-area networked file system is based on a traditional networked file system (NFS/CIFS) and extends to the WAN environment by introducing a file... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.
20070162466 - Algorithm to marshal/unmarshal xml schema annotations to sdo dataobjects: When a data object is sent from one application to another, the marshaling code includes type information with transmission of the data object. When the data object is converted to the transmission format, type information for the data object is added to the transmission format element. The unmarshaling code uses... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20070162474 - Context aware computing devices and methods: Context-aware computing systems and methods are described. In particular embodiments, location aware systems and methods are described. In the described embodiments, hierarchical tree structures are utilized to ascertain a device context or location. The tree structures can be stored on or accessible to mobile computing devices so that the devices... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070162473 - Incremental clustering classifier and predictor: The present invention provides mathematical model-based incremental clustering methods for classifying sets of data and predicting new data values, based upon the concepts of similarity and cohesion. In order to increase processing efficiency, these methods employ weighted attribute relevance in building unbiased classification trees and sum pairing to reduce the... Agent: Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
20070162469 - Integrated software toolset for a web server: A software toolset includes a number of software modules that handle control and data communication within a web application server instance. An application programmatic interface (API) provides a common interface to communicate with the software modules in the toolset.... Agent: Sap/blakely
20070162468 - Localization layer and method for delivery of change packages: A system including a local geopolitical business object associated with a geographical location that includes information and processes associated with a geographical location. The system includes a global business object that includes information and processes associated with a plurality of geographical locations. The system also includes a link between the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070162471 - Method and an apparatus to provide information to mobile applications: A method and an apparatus to provide information to mobile applications are presented. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving structured objects at a server operated by a first entity from a website operated by a second entity, the structured objects containing information generated from one or more transactions between... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070162470 - Method and apparatus for event transformation and adaptive correlation for monitoring business solutions: A method and apparatus are disclosed for correlating structured event data, comprising the steps of selecting aggregation elements and creating a structured template utilizing the selected aggregation elements. The structured event data is then translated to name-value pair sets based on the structured template. In one exemplary embodiment, the structured... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20070162465 - Method and apparatus for the creation, location and formatting of digital content: A system of translating a first schema of data having one structure or semantics into a second schema of data having a second structure or semantics by using a computer-implemented ontology deconstruction and reconstruction transfer mechanism which automatically creates an ‘interlanguage’ document type definition (interlanguage DTD) in which the interlanguage... Agent: Jacqueline E. Hartt, Ph.d Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist, P.A.
20070162472 - Multi-dimensional data analysis: A system and method for generating a multi-dimensional data structures are provided. One or more data sources including data formats are obtained. Based on data processing requirements, a multi-dimensional data structured is developed and processing definitions for the source data is developed including the alignment of data attributes and the... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20070162467 - Systems and methods for managing the flow of attachments to business objects: Systems and methods are disclosed for managing the flow of documents. A first business object may have a file associated therewith. A second business object may be associated with the first business object. It may be determined whether the file associated with the first business object is relevant to the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070162483 - Diagram creation device and program for the same: The diagram creation device of the present invention ensures a good response irrespective of the volume of data while realizing a wide variety of display modes of figures or tables based on data acquired from a database. The function treating section 41 of the diagram creation device 1 returns a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070162479 - Compression of structured documents: Various embodiments are disclosed relating to a compression of documents. According to an example embodiment, a document may be compressed by replacing one or more language constructs in the document with a language-based replacement code. In addition, the document may be compressed by replacing one or more text strings in... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070162475 - Method and apparatus for hardware-based dynamic escape detection in managed run-time environments: A method and apparatus for hardware-based dynamic escape detection in managed run-time environments are described. In one embodiment, the method includes the detection of a pointer update of a first object having a global scope. In one embodiment, a single instruction is issued to assert that a scope attribute associated... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070162482 - Method and system of using artifacts to identify elements of a component business model: A method and system are described for using business artifacts to identify elements of a component business model. Artifacts operated upon by the business are first identified, and then used to analyze the business into business operations. This is done by identifying every business activity that acts on an artifact,... Agent: Whitham, Curtis, & Christofferson, P.C.
20070162478 - Method of achieving service configurability within telecommunication devices: A telecommunications network element is provided that includes a plurality of software components configured to communicate with one another in a service-oriented architecture. In another embodiment, a network element is provided that includes a service provider that is operable to provide a service and to send a register message to... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.
20070162481 - Pattern index: A pattern index can be created and used to searching for desired content in electronic databases. The pattern index can include a tuple pattern index containing separately identifiable and indexed tuple entries that are based on combinations of words within the electronic documents. The pattern index and other indexes can... Agent: Workman Nydegger (f/k/a Workman Nydegger & Seeley)
20070162477 - Real-time construction of a selection representation for items in tree structures: Systems and methods for generating a selection representation for items in a tree structure using an include modifier and an exclude modifier. The method exemplarily includes analyzing a first parent node of the first tree structure to determine if the first parent node is an inclusive selection, updating a field... Agent: Workman Nydegger (f/k/a Workman Nydegger & Seeley)
20070162480 - System and method for monitoring consumables in a document processing environment: A system and method for monitoring consumables in a document processing environment. A quota corresponding to an allotted quantity of consumables is maintained with respect to each authorized user in a document processing environment. When a document processing request is received, the user associated therewith is identified, authenticated, and the... Agent: Tucker, Ellis & West LLP
20070162476 - Using soap messages for inverse query expressions: Embodiments provide for query expressions to be utilized within a SOAP message for content fragment transfer and document update purposes. In one embodiment an inverse query path within a SOAP message in used conjunction with an operation for modifying a targeted XML document. Mechanisms are also provided that allow transferring... Agent: Rick Nydegger Workman Nydegger
20070162490 - System and method for generating a uniform indexing scheme for ordering and retrieving property information: One embodiment of the invention provides a method of generating a document index using a document description including receiving a document description including a county identifier, a state identifier, a document identifier and a document type, searching a plurality of databases for a database identified by the county identifier and... Agent: First American Real Estate C/o Snell & Wilmer, LLP
20070162484 - Document role determination: The present subject matter, in various embodiments, provides systems, software, and methods to automatically determine roles to include, and not include, in documents. Some embodiments further include populating the roles in documents. Determining roles to include and not include, in some embodiments, includes branching decisions, the result of which can... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070162485 - Generating contextual support requests: User-generated input may be received to initiate a generation of a message associated with an incident of a computing system having a multi-layer architecture that requires support. Thereafter, context data associated with one or more operational parameters may be collected from each of at least two of the layers of... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20070162489 - Mapping source and target objects: Provided are techniques for drawing mapping lines between source and target objects. A main view is displayed that shows one or more source objects, one or more target objects, and zero or more mappings between the one or more source objects and the one or more target objects, wherein a... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP Attn: Ibm54
20070162486 - Merge tool for structured object models: An object-based merge tool for structured object models encapsulates data in files, such as metadata in XML files, as model objects in accordance with an underlying model, all of which can be graphically represented to a user. The model objects may be formed in any structure, such as a tree... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20070162488 - Method, apparatus and system for business performance monitoring and analysis using metric network: A metric network provides a descriptive model that explicitly expresses the relationships among all metrics of a business enterprise. Performance of each single business entity in the operational level is measured by a set of primitive metrics, each of which measures a specific aspect of the business entity. The primitive... Agent: Whitham, Curtis, & Christofferson, P.C. Suite 340
20070162487 - Multi-format data coding, managing and distributing system and method: A multi-format data coding, managing and distributing system includes a data center with a server including an extensible video engine (EVE), which is adapted for transcoding video content into multiple formats. A method of the present invention includes the steps of creating, uploading, transcoding and distributing video content. The content... Agent: Mark Brown
20070162493 - Business object duplicates: A system includes a first business object of a first type having a first set of attributes, and a second business object of a second type having a second set of attributes. A portion of the first set of attributes and a portion of the second set of attributes are... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070162494 - Embedded business process monitoring: Business processes running on a client system may be modeled by a modeling system. A monitoring system detects modifications made to business objects and business processes running on the client system through the modeling system without manual configuration or reconfiguration.... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20070162491 - Object model for initiating physical operations: A method to be performed in a process of a computer system initiating physical operations includes receiving, in a computer system, a request to generate a first object and a second object. The first object is to be used in initiating a manufacturing-type operation and the second object is to... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20070162492 - Reconstruction of historic business object state: A method includes creating a platform change document in a platform change business object in response to detecting a change in a general business object, retrieving the general business object in a current state, applying a change associated with the platform change document from the platform change business object to... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070162495 - Separation of employee data for different applications: The subject mater herein relates to human resources data processing and, more particularly, to separation of employee data for different applications, such as personnel administration applications. Various embodiments provide systems, software, and methods that maintain a first set of employee data in an employee object, wherein the first set of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070162496 - Comparison of models of a complex system: The invention relates to a method for comparing computer-based and data-processing models of a complex system, with a first model and a second model of the system, whereby the models reflect a model of a system behavior by means of predefined objects which represent activities and units within the system.... Agent: Oppedahl And Larson LLP
20070162499 - Export license compliance system (\"elcs\") using controlled communications: An internet based method and system for communicating terms and conditions of an issued export license to all parties (e.g., exporter, distributor, consignee) in a transaction. The system directs prescribed export related messages from the exporter to the parties. The messages include instructions to the recipients to take certain actions... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20070162498 - Improving data access speed while processing transaction requests from web based applications: Storing static data in a secondary storage and varying data in a database server. The static data can be stored in the database server also. In an embodiment, all the read/write requests related to the static data are sent to the secondary storage. Any updates to the static data are... Agent: Law Firm Of Naren Thappeta
20070162500 - Incremental, real-time computation of aggregate expressions: The invention provides novel systems, methods and software for business activity monitoring. In one aspect of the invention, for example, events can be monitored and/or evaluated before the data is stored in a database. This can provide for real-time business activity monitoring and, in some cases, can prevent the database... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20070162507 - Match-based employment system and method: A method of operating an employment system is provided. The method includes generating a score for each of a plurality of possible results compared to information associated with a user, enabling the user to access a result of the plurality of possible results if the score generated for the result... Agent: Bell, Boyd, & Lloyd LLP
20070162502 - Media library in an interactive media guidance application: Systems and methods for selecting content for a media library using an interactive media guidance application are provided. The user may search for content to select by entering search terms in a search page and selecting content from search results in a search results page. The user may also select... Agent: Fish & NeaveIPGroup Ropes & Gray LLP
20070162504 - Method and apparatus for loading data from a spreadsheet to a relational database table: A method and apparatus is provided for loading data from a spreadsheet into a dynamically created relational database table, based on conditions provided by a reference table. Alternative types of transmission links, such as E-mail, FTP and Internet web interface, may be used to send a spreadsheet to a location... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20070162501 - Method and system for deploying a business application: Methods and systems for deploying business applications are provided. A method for deploying a business application includes receiving inputted configuration information for the business application from a user of the business application. Additional configuration information is retrieved for the business application based on the inputted configuration information. The business application... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20070162506 - Method and system for performing a redistribute transparently in a multi-node system: A method for performing a redistribute of data in a database system including a plurality of nodes is disclosed. The data includes a plurality of partitions distributed between the plurality of nodes. At least one new node is being added. The method and system include selecting at least one partition... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP
20070162505 - Method for using psychological states to index databases: The present invention provides a method for capturing and storing physiological response attributes measured from a user while different stimuli are presented. Each stimulus may be any multimedia object, for example text, picture, or audio/video. The measured physiological response attributes are paired with the input stimulus, and stored conjointly in... Agent: Whitham, Curtis, & Christofferson, P.C.
20070162503 - Post-at-will network dialoging system: A post-at-will network dialoging system is a kind of dialog software which is provided with a post-at-will tag, and is composed of a recipient software, a recipient software installation component, a Microsoft IE browser, and a set of HTML tag naming rules in association with an operation of the recipient... Agent: Pro-techtor International Services
20070162497 - Searching in a melody database: A system for searching for a query string, that represents an audio fragment, in a melody database (114) includes an input (122, 132) for receiving the query string from a user. The melody database (114) stores respective representations of plurality of audio fragments. A processor (116) is used to decompose... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070162514 - Database sizing and diagnostic utility: A system for automated installation and maintenance of databases. One or more embodiments provide a user interface (or wizard) that obtains information from a user regarding aspects of the network environment and application data requirements. Using the information obtained from the user, a sizing process builds a database, or resizes... Agent: The Hecker Law Group
20070162510 - Delayed file virtualization: Certain applications, especially legacy applications, try to write to areas of the system that require administrator privileges and hence fail to run successfully for users with lessened privileges. The disclosed system redirects certain file writes, i.e., globally impactful file writes to specific locations that require administrator privileges and would otherwise... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070162511 - High-performance, scalable, adaptive and multi-dimensional event repository: A High-Performance, Scalable, Adaptive and Multi-dimensional Event Repository is described and utilized in a method for publishing an event in a database. The present method includes transparently intercepting a request to a database to publish an event. A messaging system operable with the database intercepts the request. The present method... Agent: Wagner, Murabito & Hao LLP
20070162513 - Methods and apparatus for point in time data access and recovery: Methods and systems for accessing data from a previous point in time, including receiving data stored in a storage system of addressable memory, the storage system including a plurality of addresses, receiving a journal history of write transactions for the storage, each write transaction including (i) a plurality of designated... Agent: Emc Corporation C/o Daly, Crowley, Mofford & Durkee, LLP
20070162512 - Providing reporting database functionality using copy-on-write technology: In order to provide a reporting (read-only) copy of an original database, copy-on-write technology is used to quickly create a shadow copy which contains pointers to the data in the original database. When no changes are allowed to the shadow copy, the copy-on-write technology functions to create a static snapshot... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070162509 - Separation of work agreement and employee: The present subject mater relates to human resources data processing system and, more particularly, to separation of work agreement and employee in such systems. Various embodiments includes systems, software, and methods to maintaining a first set of employee data in an employee object including an employee record for each employee... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070162508 - Updating information in an interlocking trees datastore: A method for updating a KStore including a K path having a subcomponent node and a root node wherein the subcomponent node has a pointer pointing to a root node and the root node has a pointer pointing to a subcomponent node includes determining a K path representing a sequence... Agent: Unisys Corporation
20070162516 - Computing asynchronous transaction log replication progress based on file change notifications: Asynchronous transaction log replication from a source database to a destination database utilizing file change notifications for a source log directory generated by an operating system of a source computing machine and received by a destination computing machine. In response to the received file change notification, a source transaction log... Agent: Senniger Powers (msft)
20070162515 - Method and apparatus for cloning filesystems across computing systems: Data storage methods and apparatus combining read-only and read-write storage are described. Data may be located by information maintained in a filesystem; each data block is stored in either the read-only storage or the read-write storage.... Agent: Network Appliance/blakely
20070162518 - Method for transmitting syncml synchronization data: The present invention provides methods for transmitting SyncML synchronization data. One is that the originator constructs a SyncML message after encrypting the user data to be transmitted and then transmits the data in an existing transmission way; the user data includes, but is not confined to, authentication information, terminal capability... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20070162517 - Separation of conflict resolution from synchronization: The subject disclosure pertains to separation of conflict resolution from a synchronization system or methodology. Upon detection of a synchronization conflict, a request can be generated by a synchronization component and transmitted to a conflict resolution component that is independent and detached from one or more synchronization components. The conflict... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070162519 - Urgent replication facility: A system and method for expediting the replication of at least one specified object to a replica in a distributed computer system. A source object of a source replica determines that it has an urgent change to propagate through the distributed system, and informs a replication facility at the source... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20070162521 - Method and system for sharing files among different virtual machine images: A system and method comprise steps of a) creating a first virtual image comprising one or more files; b) determining whether there exists a second virtual image that is identical to the first virtual image; c) comparing the one or more files of the first virtual image with the one... Agent: Michael J. Buchenhorner
20070162520 - Software assisted nested hardware transactions: A method and apparatus for efficiently executing nested transactions is herein described. Hardware support for execution of transactions is provided. Additionally, through the use of logging previous values immediately before a current nested transaction in a local memory and storage of a stack of handlers associated with a hierarchy of... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC
20070162522 - Evidentiary enrichment of traceability links between software specification requirements: Traceability links between software specification requirements are evidentially enriched. A traceability link indicates that a second specification requirement is dependent to some degree on a first specification requirement. A likelihood that the second specification requirement for software changes due to the first specification requirement for the software changing, and/or a... Agent: Ibm Almaden (ave) C/o Law Office Of Anthony England
20070162523 - System and method for storing a data file backup: A method for storing a data file copy is provided. The method includes the steps of: (a) dividing a duplicate of a data file stored in a mother node into a plurality of data pieces and storing each data piece in a child node of the mother node; (b) determining... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang Jeffrey T. Knapp
20070162525 - File delete method, file open method, storage medium storing file delete program, and storage medium storing file open program: A proposed file delete method is a method used by a computer or a file processing device performing a process of outputting to a device driver a directive corresponding to a directive to delete a file satisfying a predetermined condition from an application, and includes: a step of obtaining in... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070162524 - Network document management: Methods and systems for managing documents on a network, such as, for example the Internet. Links to websites and/or copies of the sites are saved in a personal account with a network content provider. In one embodiment, the saved information is retrieved from a user's computer. The saved websites can... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20070162528 - Memory management system that supports both address-referenced objects and identifier-referenced objects: One embodiment of the present invention provides a memory-management system that supports both address-referenced objects and identifier-referenced objects, wherein an address-referenced object is accessed through a reference containing an address of the object, and wherein an identifier-referenced object is accessed through a reference containing an object identifier (OID) for the... Agent: Sun Microsystems Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20070162527 - Method and apparatus for facilitating mark-sweep garbage collection with reference counting: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates garbage collection (GC) in a memory-management system that supports both mark-sweep (MS) objects and reference-counted (RC) objects, wherein both MS objects and RC objects can be marked and have a reference count. During a marking phase of a GC... Agent: Sun Microsystems Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20070162526 - Method and apparatus for tracking activity of a garbage collector with a plurality of threads that operate concurrently with an application program: The time cost of collecting a region in a Garbage-First garbage collector is adjusted to account for concurrent thread activity. The overhead of a concurrent thread is tracked by dividing elapsed time into relatively short time “windows” and monitoring the system during those windows to determine how long that thread... Agent: Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC07/05/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. cataloged USPTO category listing
20070156636 - Apparatus and method for controlling content access based on shared annotations for annotated users in a folksonomy scheme: A method for sharing content with a user includes receiving from a user a first set of keywords for annotating an annotated user; receiving from the user a second set of keywords that designate whether annotated content annotated by at least one keyword included in the second set of keywords... Agent: Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP
20070156628 - Ink stick with electronically-readable memory device: A machine, such as a phase change or solid ink printing apparatus, comprises at least one ink stick and a coupler external to the ink stick. The ink stick has an electronically-readable memory device attached thereto, with the memory device having stored therein electronic data associated with the ink stick.... Agent: John R. Doherty Wiggin And Dana
20070156643 - Application of metadata to documents and document objects via a software application user interface: Methods, systems and computer products provide for applying metadata to documents and/or document objects in local and/or remote file storage systems. Application of metadata (flags) to documents and/or document objects allows a user to easily locate and utilize flagged items. A single metadata type, such as a colored flag, may... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20070156646 - System for prefetching data necessary to execute program from database: In order to improve the efficiency of execution of a program by prefetching data necessary to execute the program, a system is provided that causes a computer to execute a recursive query prior to a program being subjected to prefetching. This system detects from iterative processing in the program a... Agent: Duke W. Yee Yee & Associates, P.C.
20070156659 - Techniques and system to deploy policies intelligently: In an information management system, relevant policies are deployed to targets while policies which are not relevant are not. By deploying relevant policies, this reduces the amount of space requirements at the target to store the policies and the amount of data that needs to be sent to the target.... Agent: Aka Chan LLP
20070156670 - Techniques of optimizing policies in an information management system: In an information management system, policies are optimized before they are associated to a device in order to increase evaluation speed or reduce space requirements, or both. Optimization techniques may include common subexpression elimination, constant folding, constant propagation, comparison optimization, dead code or subexpression removal, map or lookup table generation,... Agent: Aka Chan LLP
20070156696 - Detecting behavioral patterns and anomalies using activity data: Activity data is analyzed or evaluated to detect behavioral patterns and anomalies. When a particular pattern or anomaly is detected, a system may send a notification or perform a particular task. This activity data may be collected in an information management system, which may be policy based. Notification may be... Agent: Aka Chan LLP
20070156695 - Preventing conflicts of interests between two or more groups: To prevent conflicts of interest, an information management system is used to make sure two or more groups are kept apart so that information does not circulate freely between these groups. The system has policies to implement an “ethical wall” to separate users or groups of users. The user or... Agent: Aka Chan LLP
20070156694 - Techniques and system to manage access of information using policies: An information management system approves or denies user requests to access information of the system. The information includes all types of information including documents and e-mail. The information management system is driven using a policy language having policies and policy abstractions. The information management system may approve or deny many... Agent: Aka Chan LLP
20070156701 - Query plan execution by implementation of plan operations forming a join graph: A system and method for executing a query plan are disclosed. In the system and method, a join graph is generated to represent the query plan. The join graph includes a set of plan operations that are to be executed for implementing the join graph. The query plan is received... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20070156635 - Airport operations monitoring system: A system for monitoring aircraft/airport operations is disclosed which includes a controller operatively coupled to a network, a data storage device comprising flight information data that is operatively coupled to the network, a data storage device comprising gate information data that is operatively coupled to the network and at least... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson
20070156632 - Coordination and tracking of workflows: A method and an apparatus for coordinating and/or tracking workflows are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises performing a workflow having a series of two or more processing operations and, for each of the two or more processing operations, calculating an identifier and adding at least one metadata entry... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070156633 - Creation and browsing of content objects: Context objects are created and browsed. A computerized system includes a database, a log database, a log database analysis mechanism, and a context object-creation mechanism. The database is for storing content objects and context objects. Each context object represents a relationship between a first content object and a second content... Agent: Law Offices Of Michael Dryja
20070156627 - Method and apparatus for creating and using electronic content bookmarks: An electronic bookmark that includes certain information that enables a bookmarked portion of a content file to be located, sent to the device that activated the bookmark, and executed, run or rendered by a tool or program running on the device that activated the bookmark. The bookmark identifies a portion... Agent: General Instrument Corporation Dba The Connected Home Solutions Business Of Motorola, Inc.
20070156634 - Multidimensional dynamic clustering (mddc): This document discloses a software method, data structure, apparatus, and article of manufacture that dynamically and symmetrically clusters multidimensional data onto linear storage mediums. The disclosed embodiments provide methods to store, maintain, and retrieve multidimensional space based on dimensions and possibly dimension groups of two or more dimensions. These methods... Agent: Michael Wayne Martin
20070156639 - 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 Ramage
20070156638 - Retrofitting authentication onto firmware: The present invention provides an inexpensive, software-based security-retrofit solution to verify the integrity of program code in embedded systems, or accessories, without resorting to expensive hardware changes. All unused memory on an accessory that could be used to store a program code image is filled with random data. A host... Agent: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
20070156631 - Synchronization of transactional applications and analytical applications: Systems and methods are provided to synchronize transactional applications and analytical applications. When a user modifies data stored in a backend system via a transactional application, the transactional application may send a portal event to an analytical application. If an analytical application receives such a portal event, it may select... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070156630 - System and method for processing a table over a network: A system and method for processing a table over a network. According to an embodiment of the invention, a back end application receives one or more requests from a front end application over a network, the one or more requests including an instruction indicating a number of times an action... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070156629 - Target context aware object-based navigation: The present invention provides methods and systems for allowing object-based navigation between business objects and applications where the displayed view of a target application is specific to the use context in which the user selects a navigation element. Context criteria on which the target view depends include the source business... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070156637 - Thermal expansion compensation support: An improved thermal expansion compensation manifold support is disclosed. The support includes a spring having a barrel and a skirt extending from the barrel, the skirt forming a recess. The spring has a first shoulder extending into the recess, and an end opposite the barrel. The support also includes a... Agent: Elias C. Borges
20070156642 - Database access method: Each record added to a database is assigned an identifier, for example, based on or at the time the record is added to the database. A database server receives a request for a first group of records that satisfy a condition, and searches and sorts on the basis of the... Agent: Sap/blakely
20070156640 - Hot tuple detection: Hot tuples within a database are detected. The hot tuples are within a selected table having a number of columns over which tuples are stored. The hot tuples are thus included within the tuples stored in the selected table, and are defined as the tuples that are frequently referenced by... Agent: Ibm Almaden (ave) C/o Law Office Of Anthony England
20070156644 - Sql injection detector: Techniques are provided for detecting injection vulnerabilities associated with a database query. An initial set of input data including one or more data items is received. A database query is in accordance with the initial set of input data. A detector determines whether one of the data items included in... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070156645 - System and method for storing and retrieving non-text-based information: A method for non-text-based identification of a selected item of stored music. The first broad portion of the method focuses on building a music identification database. That process requires capturing a tag of the selected musical item, and processing the tag to develop reference key to the same. Then the... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20070156641 - System and method to provide system independent configuration references: A system and method to reduce configuration redundancy using system independent configuration references. A persistent storage unit returns system independent configuration entries. Some of the entries contain reference to other entries. A configuration resolver resolves the references to obtain a static value for the configuration entry that may be passed... Agent: Sap/blakely
20070156660 - Accessing deep web information associated with hospitality services using a search engine: Methods, apparatuses, and articles for receiving a search request associated with a hospitality service from a client device, the search request including a plurality of search criteria, are described herein. Additionally, the methods, apparatuses, and articles further return to the client device an answer page having a plurality of answers... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900
20070156653 - Automated knowledge management system: A knowledge management system includes a data recognition engine that dynamically defines metadata to be extracted from a plurality of data sources. A data collection engine is coupled to the data recognition engine to detect and extract the metadata from the plurality of data sources, and a data analysis engine... Agent: Sap/blakely
20070156664 - Automatic user matching in an online environment: A subject user may be automatically matched to one or more other users in an online resource-limited environment. In one embodiment, a multi-user online environment is accessed using a resource-limited device operated by the subject user. A pool of candidates from the available online users may then be generated based... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070156651 - Breadcrumb with alternative restriction traversal: A breadcrumb may de displayed which identifies at least two restrictions of a plurality of documents in a sequence. The breadcrumb may include a graphical user interface element associated with a selected one of the restrictions having at least one subsequent restriction in the sequence. Once this graphical user interface... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20070156662 - Configurable framework for storing and retrieving arbitrary information from a database: A system, apparatus and method are provided that enable the receipt of answers to questions from users and to make those answers persistent within a generalized database schema. A set of one or more middleware entities and components are provided to process the user's answers that are submitted to the... Agent: Baker Botts, LLP
20070156652 - Displaying key differentiators based on standard deviations within a distance metric: Systems and methods are provided to enable viewing and computation of differential data for an item or item subset when compared with other items or subsets. A score may be determined for an item or subset where standard deviations and distance metrics are computed to determine differentiators. In one aspect,... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070156647 - Dynamic search with implicit user intention mining: After a user instigated search returns results, an intention mining engine collects information from the natural user responses to the results. This information is used to refine the search.... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC
20070156661 - Emergency facility information system and methods: A system for providing telecommunications equipment information and customer information that includes a display and a processor. The display displays a graphical user interface that allows a user to access the equipment information and the customer information. The graphical user interface includes at least one input area that allows a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070156658 - Financial data entry system: A method of tracking and aggregating all Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) “shelf” registration and all capital market activity related to those shelf registrations. The method includes the steps of accessing a first database containing data associated with investment registrations, wherein the data is organized as a series of individual... Agent: Adams Evans P.A.
20070156654 - Method for displaying search results and contextually related items: A search query is received from a requestor. A results set is determined for the search query. Additional items that are contextually related to the search query are determined. In one aspect, the additional items relate to brand identifiers of sponsors that are contextually related to the search query. A... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20070156655 - Method of retrieving data from a data repository, and software and apparatus relating thereto: A method of providing data from a data repository to a client application, comprises receiving an initial query from a client application and obtaining a first set of results from the data repository to the initial query. If the total number of results of the first set is greater than... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070156656 - Programming model for subscription services: The present invention relates to a subscription modeling system and methodology. A query processor receives subscription query and subscriber information and transforms the query and subscriber information into data. An index component propagates at least one database with the transformed data; and a matching component that associates the transformed data... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070156663 - Rank-based estimate of relevance values: A ranked list of search results is received from a search engine based on a search query. A relevance value of a particular search result in the ranked list is estimated based on its rank and based on relevance values and ranks of at least two others of the search... Agent: Toler Schaffer, LLP
20070156649 - Source-context aware object-based navigation: The present invention provides methods and systems for allowing object-based navigation between business objects and applications where the target application is specific to the use context in which the user selects a navigation element. Context criteria on which the target view depends include the source business object, the user's role,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070156657 - System and method for automatically selecting one or more metrics for performing a capacity maturity model integration: A computer implemented method for automatically identifying one or more metrics for performing a CMMI evaluation of an entity, wherein the CMMI evaluation is performed at a particular CMMI level and the method comprises the steps of accessing an electronic database of a plurality of candidate metrics, providing a first... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20070156648 - System and method for providing searchable help on a multi-function peripheral: A searchable help system for a multi-function peripheral (MFP) adapted for receiving one or more search keywords from any display screen of a man-machine interface is provided. Upon receipt of one or more keywords, the help system searches all help content files for all matches. The search results are displayed... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department
20070156650 - Systems and methods for accessing a shared space in a provider-tenant environment: The present invention discloses methods and systems for hosting tenants in a computer-based environment in which a provider stores a shared data structure. Each of the tenants may store shared-metadata referencing the shared data structure, while a first tenant may store a tenant-specific data structure specific to the first tenant... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070156668 - Dynamic authorization based on focus data: Embodiments of the invention provide a mechanism for selecting an authorization filter to apply when executing a database query, based on the focus of the database query. Based on the focus specified for a given of the query, different conditions may be added during query processing to a database query.... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20070156669 - Extending keyword searching to syntactically and semantically annotated data: Methods and systems for extending keyword searching techniques to syntactically and semantically annotated data are provided. Example embodiments provide a Syntactic Query Engine (“SQE”) that parses, indexes, and stores a data set as an enhanced document index with document terms as well as information pertaining to the grammatical roles of... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20070156667 - Method and apparatus for identifying related media across playback platforms: A network element of choice receives (101) information and uses (102) that information to develop a content search query. That network element then instigates (103) a content search using the content search query and receives (104), in turn, content search results comprising a plurality of content items. Profile information for... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20070156666 - System and method for network security: A system and method analyzes queries in a computer network, and identifies problem-causing queries that could be harmful to the system. If a query does not match any queries in a database, the query is transmitted to its destination. If a query matches a query in the database, that query... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20070156665 - Taxonomy discovery: Discovering a taxonomy of a subset of a collection of documents by preprocessing a document collection; calculating a vector space for the preprocessed document collection; and grouping and labeling at least a first level of a taxonomy of a subset of the collection.... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20070156671 - Category search for structured documents: A system and a method of performing a category search for a plurality of structured documents which are stored in a database are provided. According to the method, one or more categorization fields of the structured documents and a search query are initially input by a user. A search engine... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070156673 - Churn prediction and management system: A system and method for managing churn among the customers of a business is provided. The system and method provide for an analysis of the causes of customer churn and identifies customers who are most likely to churn in the future. Identifying likely churners allows appropriate steps to be taken... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20070156677 - Database access system: An improved human user computer interface system, wherein a user characteristic or set of characteristics, such as demographic profile or societal “role”, is employed to define a scope or domain of operation. The operation itself may be a database search, to interactively define a taxonomic context for the operation, a... Agent: Milde & Hoffberg, LLP
20070156675 - Method for sourcing replacement parts: A method of sourcing a piece of equipment or a replacement part includes preparing a part request record, providing a part source database, searching part source records in the database according to one or more search parameters associated with the part, part requestor or part source, creating a prospective part... Agent: Brouse Mcdowell Lpa
20070156672 - Refining based on log content: A method and an apparatus for performing a refining operation based on content of a log are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises analyzing one or more metadata entries in a set corresponding to a digital object that is stored separately from the set of one or more metadata... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070156676 - System, method and computer program product for intelligent groupwise media selection: A system, method, and computer program product is provided which enables a media player to automatically select and play one or more media files from among a plurality of available media files to a group of users such that each of the members of the group are likely to be... Agent: Law Office Of Philip A Steiner
20070156678 - Systems and methods for facilitating internet shopping: Systems and methods for facilitating online comparison shopping, including a similarity engine, a navigational system, and a step skipping system. The systems and methods according to the invention include a method for determining similarity between two preferably disparate products. The systems and methods also preferably include a method of increasing... Agent: Kaplan Gilman Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.
20070156674 - Systems, methods, and software for assessing ambiguity of medical terms: Some known medical terms may function as non-medical terms depending on their particular context. Accordingly, the present inventors devised systems, methods, and software that facilitate determining whether a term that is found in a medical corpus is likely to be a medical term when found in another corpus. An exemplary... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070156683 - Always on and updated operation for document logs: A method and an apparatus for handling updated or new entries for a document log are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving a user input of a document identifier for a document and displaying information from metadata entries associated with the identifier.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070156680 - Disconnected authoring of business definitions: Disconnected authoring of business scorecards is enabled. Subscribers are enabled to author scorecards adding new elements, removing existing elements, and modifying content and/or properties of existing elements while disconnected from a server application managing the scorecards. Upon transitioning to a reconnected phase, configuration data for modified elements is compared to... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20070156679 - Electronic equipment with shuffle operation: An electronic equipment is provided that includes access to a playlist, the content of which identifies a plurality of media objects, and a media player section configured to play the plurality of media objects identified in the playlist in an order. In addition, the electronic equipment includes a shuffler section... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20070156681 - Multiple target object-based navigation: The present invention provides a method for allowing object-based navigation between business objects and applications where multiple target applications may be opened by a user when the user selects a navigation element based on the use context in which the operation is performed.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070156682 - Personalized user specific files for object recognition: A system for identifying an object corresponding to user input including a first grammar, a user specific file and a controller. The first grammar is a list of objects. The user specific file designates a subset of the list of objects in the first grammar which are related to the... Agent: Senniger Powers (msft)
20070156684 - System and method for detecting unauthorized access using a voice signature: A method for detecting unauthorized access is provided. The method includes receiving a voice input associated with a request to access an account. A request voice signature corresponding to the voice input associated with the request is generated. An authorized voice signature corresponding to the account is retrieved. The request... Agent: Hunton & Williams LLP Intellectual Property Department
20070156686 - Method and apparatus for searching data in a mobile communication terminal: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for searching a phone book in a mobile communication terminal utilizing visual spatial information of data in the phonebook. In the method, address book data is grouped by an initial character of a name or number stored in the phone... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20070156685 - Method for sorting data using simd instructions: A method and apparatus are provided to perform fast data sorting by using SIMD instruction. Data comparison and swapping is executed with SIMD instructions in parallel and without conditional branching.... Agent: Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC
20070156687 - Efficient implementation of multiple work areas in a file system like repository that supports file versioning: A shared workspace is associated with a group of users who share the workspace, which isolates a set of shared resources from other resources stored in a repository that supports versioning of resources. The content of a shared workspace is maintained using a set of shared references, to the set... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20070156689 - Per-user application rendering in the presence of application sharing: Architecture that allows users in an application sharing environment to separately view portions of data that are not part of the current shared view. An enhanced application sharing component is provided that facilitates rendering the application data multiple times for a correspondingly similar number of simultaneous users, and sending the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070156688 - Systems and methods of accessing and updating recorded data: Various embodiments provide for receiving an update command for a recorded data object, wherein the recorded data object includes a lock object, further wherein the lock object includes an identifier of a source of the lock object and a lock object validity indicator. Some such embodiments further include requesting the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070156692 - Essential data communication system: The present invention provides a communication system forming a safety mechanism for people likely to be disoriented or lost. Using the system, a user provides personal details and defines access restrictions for that data. The access restrictions can include predefined events such s the user being reported lost. The data... Agent: Innovar, LLC
20070156691 - Management of user access to objects: Implementations of various technologies, including methods, systems and apparatus, for managing a request from a user to access an object. In one implementation, a determination is made as to whether the user is denied or granted access to the object based on a policy (step a). If the user is... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070156697 - Method and system for dynamically organizing audio-visual items stored in a central database: Embodiments of a method and a system are disclosed for remotely and dynamically managing, sequencing and retrieving audio-visual items from a central database in order to generate a customized digital audio-visual data stream. The content of this stream is associated to the selected items and can be visualized and/or stored... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070156693 - Operating system roles: Operating system roles may be defined to provide users access to computer resources, such as files, computer setup and configuration tasks, application programs and specific features within applications, separately from the permissions associated with the user's login. Permission levels may be designated directly to roles, providing a level of abstraction... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client Nos. 003797 & 013797
20070156690 - Systems and methods of accessing and updating recorded data via an inter-object proxy: Some embodiments provide a system including a database, two or more data access objects, and a proxy object. In some such embodiments, each data access object has exclusive access privileges to a subset of data within the database. Further each object includes one or more of a read method that... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070156706 - Apparatus, system, and method for monitoring the usage of computers and groups of computers: An apparatus, system, and method for monitoring the usage of computers and groups of computers. A small program called the client module is installed on a client, and a corresponding server module program is installed on a server. The client agent monitors the client for a change in status at... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20070156707 - Device and method for access to information which relates to at least one medicament: A device and a method are disclosed for access to at least one information item, which relates to at least one medicament, by a user, in particular in a hospital. At least one mobile electronic appliance is provided for carrying by the user. The appliance includes a reading device which... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070156703 - File management apparatus and method, and storage system: The present invention provides a file management system and method, and a storage system that can prevent file-multiplexing in a storage apparatus, and efficiently use the storage capacity of the storage apparatus. The storage apparatus stores first management information for managing two or more kinds of classification list, each classification... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20070156702 - Generalized web-service: The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that facilitate providing a generalized web service. An interface component can obtain data from a client component. Additionally, a general web service component can store the data with user selected access permissions and enable retrieving and modifying the data from any location.... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070156704 - Method for access to subscription data stored in a database entity in a mobile communication network: One object of the present invention is a method for access to subscription data stored in a database entity of a mobile communication network referred to as first database entity, storing subscription data referred to as first subscription data for support to network entities of said mobile communication network entities... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070156705 - Network scanner and network scanning system: A network scanner is connected to a personal computer via a network. The network scanner includes a specification folder into which the personal computer stores a specification data, a reading unit that scans an original in accordance with the specification data read from the specification folder so as to obtain... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20070156698 - Systems and methods for finding log files generated by a distributed computer: Systems and methods are provided for finding a log file generated by an application during an execution of the application on at least one computer node. The computer node is one of a plurality of computer nodes of a distributed computer that has a computer-readable storage medium that contains therein... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20070156699 - Systems and methods for generating tenant templates for use in a provider-tenant environment: Exemplary methods and systems may analyze attributes of data structures to determine whether the data structures are specific to a tenant, making it possible to associate each data structure determined to be specific to a tenant with a tenant template. With this capability a provider-tenant system may use the tenant... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070156700 - Systems and methods for generating tenant-specific properties for use in a provider-tenant environment: Exemplary methods and systems may designate a data structure as tenant-specific or shared. By reviewing a plurality of data structures at the provider corresponding to a plurality of tenants, the provider may determine which of the plurality of data structures are specific to a first tenant of the plurality of... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070156708 - User-friendliness in image list display: A network device comprises a Web service provider unit. In order to provide a client in a network with a service to display a list of multiple images stored in a predetermined storage area, the client having a function as a Web browser, the Web service provider unit sends the... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20070156727 - Associating code to a target through code inspection: Code is associated to a target based on an inspection of the code. A target may be a device or a user. A number of code components may be inspected at one time and then transferred or otherwise associated to a target based on the target's profile. A code component... Agent: Aka Chan LLP
20070156725 - Apparatus for generating and interpreting a data stream with segments having specified entry points: An apparatus for generating a data stream having a series of segments using data organized in subsequent data frames. The apparatus comprises a packetiser for packetising data from a data frame into the series of segments having a first segment and a second segment, where the second segment has interpretable... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20070156718 - Business intelligence data repository and data management system and method: A business intelligence and data management system is disclosed comprising a database for storing multi-dimensional business data from multiple online educational institutions; a usage tracking engine for recording within a user profile the time and duration of access to disparate system features. A reporting engine provides periodic and custom reports... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20070156728 - Computer-readable medium and data structure for communicating technical architecture standards to vendors: A computer-readable medium and a data structure for communicating information regarding the current and future components of a technical architecture standard to vendors are provided. The computer-readable medium includes a data structure having a data field containing data identifying a particular component of an information technology architecture for an organization,... Agent: Attention Of Devon K. Grant, Esq. Merchant & Gould P.C.
20070156726 - Content metadata directory services: The content metadata directory system connects consumers of identified content to managed metadata databases and other digital resources. The system manages links between identifiers in content objects and metadata sources. It supports a variety of different type of content identifiers and allows for overlap among different content identification schemes. One... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20070156729 - Data structure describing logical data spaces: A data structure is disclosed. The data structure includes a data descriptor record. In turn, the data descriptor record includes a type field, a base address field, an offset field, wherein the, and a length field. The type field may be configured, for example, to indicate a data structure type.... Agent: Gunnison Mckay & Hodgson, LLP
20070156713 - Database schema for hosting prepaid and subscription information: Linked databases including a core database and a distribution database support provisioning for computers in pay-per-use and subscription business models. The core database is well removed from front-end processing and includes job, device and bootstrap tables. The distribution database includes tables for packet distribution and logging and is near the... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (microsoft)
20070156724 - Database system: FIG. 1 illustrates a database system 1 including a storage device 2. Device 2 stores table data 3 indicative of a plurality of rows 4. A source access module 5 is assigned to access one of rows 4, this particular row being designated by reference numeral 6. Module 5 is... Agent: James M. Stover Intellectual Property Section
20070156721 - Efficient webservice data format and protocol suite: The efficiency of interprocess communication within a computer system, as well as the efficiency of webservice calls and responses over a network between several computers or other information processing systems, is improved by means of three innovations: A general-purpose data format which can be parsed much more efficiently than XML... Agent: Norbert Bollow
20070156716 - Generic draft mechanism for business objects: A system and method for temporarily saving entries to the fields of a business object is disclosed. A draft manager may receive a first field entry of a set of field entries from a first user for an active instance of a business object. The draft manager may store a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070156711 - Generic snmp information collection: The present invention provides a technique to define objects and object instances in a dynamically modifiable table within the confines of a management information base definition. With the invention, new objects and object instances may be added to the table without changing the management information base definition at a managed... Agent: Withrow & Terranova, P.l.l.c.
20070156709 - Manifold in a radio base station and method of using such a radio base station: A radio base station has a monitor (31), memory (33, 49) and one or more resources (35(i), 37(j), 39(k), 41(m), 43(n), 45(o), 47(p)). The memory (33, 49) is connected to the monitor (31) and stores tasks and data. Each of the resources (35(i), 37(j), 39(k), 41(m), 43(n), 45(o), 47(p)) is... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20070156717 - Meta attributes of system configuration elements: A method and apparatus for meta attributes of system configuration elements. An embodiment of a method includes obtaining an attribute for a property for a configuration setting. The attribute includes a requirement regarding the property for the configuration setting. A value is resolved for the setting. The resolution of the... Agent: Sap/blakely
20070156723 - Method and arrangement for reinterpreting user input in a mobile device: The invention relates to a method and means for reinterpreting user input in a mobile device. In particular, the invention relates to a method and means for reinterpreting user input given during scrolling or browsing of data in a mobile device. Typically at very high scrolling speeds, or in motion... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane
20070156722 - Method and system for organizing and manipulating nodes by category in a program tree: A method and system for organizing nodes within a program tree. The system allows various child node categories to be defined for node types of a program tree. When a child node is added to a parent node, the system identifies the category of the child node. The system then... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20070156712 - Semantic grammar and engine framework: A Semantic Engine Framework comprises a computer-implemented system for the implementation and execution of a plurality of Semantic Algorithms, Semantic Rules and Semantic Properties. Semantic Algorithms perform Semantic Rules in order to apply Semantic Properties to database tables and columns. Semantic Properties involve the labeling of specific tables or columns... Agent: James M. Stover Ncr Corporation
20070156710 - Sharing computer data among computers: Sharing computer data among computers, including identifying by a user through a user interface on a first computer at least one object of a file system to be shared through a second computer; creating by a sharing file system generator on the first computer a sharing file system; installing by... Agent: Ibm (rps-blf) C/o Biggers & Ohanian, LLP
20070156719 - System and method for navigating and indexing content: According to one embodiment, a content data store maintains the one or more content items in accordance with a programmable indexing schemes, with each container in the comprising storage for one or more references to one or more content items. Systems and methods are provided that re-index the references to... Agent: Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP
20070156720 - System for hypothesis generation: A system for performing hypothesis generation is provided. An extraction processor extracts an entity from a data set. An association processor associates the extracted entity with a set of reference entities to obtain a potential association wherein the potential association between the extracted entity and the set of reference entities... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20070156714 - Systems and methods for analyzing tenant-specific properties for use in a provider-tenant environment: Exemplary methods and systems consistent with the present invention allow for analyzing attributes associated with data structures to determine whether the data structures are specific to a tenant, making it possible to designate certain data structures as tenant-specific. With this capability a provider-tenant system may separately store and manage each... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070156715 - Tagged property files for system configurations: A method and apparatus for tagged property files for system configurations. An embodiment of a method includes receiving a property file for a configuration, the file including a set of properties. Each property has a tag to hold an attribute regarding the property. A tag is accessed to obtain an... Agent: Sap/blakely
20070156737 - Application integration systems and methods: Systems and methods are disclosed for integrating applications that use different message formats. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving, at an application integrator, a message in a first format from a first application. A message type for the message is determined and metadata associated with the message type is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070156732 - Automatic organization of documents through email clustering: A system that facilitates organization of emails comprises a clustering component that clusters a plurality of emails and creates topics for emails by assigning key phrases extracted from emails within one or more clusters. An organization component then utilizes the key phrases to organize documents. Furthermore, the organization component can... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070156731 - Automatic project management application: In computer-implemented project management, defined tasks are associated with data elements. Elapsed time intervals are computed, during which data elements are checked-out by project members. A project management software application automatically determines an indication of progress of respective associated tasks, based on the elapsed time intervals. The technique supports concurrent... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20070156733 - Calculating cluster availability: An availability metric is obtained for groups of databases or other computer resources by capturing related stop and start events which are set. Event data, including the stop and start events, can be communicated from agents associated with the databases to a central manager. An availability monitoring server periodically queries... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20070156734 - Handling ambiguous joins: Systems and techniques for handling potentially ambiguous joins. In one aspect, an article includes a machine-readable medium storing instructions operable to cause one or more machines to perform operations. The operations include receiving a query that includes an ambiguous join of at least two data tables in a relational database,... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C.
20070156736 - Method and apparatus for automatically detecting a latent referential integrity relationship between different tables of a database: In one aspect, a database analytical tool or function analyzes join queries to detect queries which could be reduced if a referential integrity relationship were known. In another aspect, a probable latent referential integrity relationship is detected using one or more heuristics. Preferably, a join query is analyzed to detect... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20070156738 - Method for operating a data processing system: A method for processing document data by a data processing system includes storing a first electronic file containing document data which represents a document which can be displayed for a user; converting the first file into third electronic files which, in combination, contain document data of the first file representing... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20070156735 - Structured data storage: Structured data storage allows for efficient searching and loading of data. The structured format allows data to be efficiently received by a program and relatively quickly presented to a user requesting the data through a program interface.... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20070156730 - Task harmonization layer: First data associated with a task originating from one of a plurality of applications may be received via a communications network. Thereafter, an entity to which the task has been assigned may be identified to allow for an associated delivery context to be determined. A format of the first data... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20070156743 - System and method for managing dynamic document references: Document fragments are managed by the use of fragment objects. Fragment objects contain a reference to a portion of a source document. Referencing documents contain a reference to a fragment object which delivers the content of the fragment of the source document to the referencing document. The source document can... Agent: Basch & Nickerson LLP
20070156744 - System and method for managing dynamic document references: Document fragments are managed by the use of fragment objects. Fragment objects contain a reference to a portion of a source document Referencing documents contain a reference to a fragment object which delivers the content of the fragment of the source document to the referencing document The source document can... Agent: Basch & Nickerson LLP
20070156745 - System and method for managing dynamic document references: Document fragments are managed by the use of fragment objects. Fragment objects contain a reference to a portion of a source document. Referencing documents contain a reference to a fragment object which delivers the content of the fragment of the source document to the referencing document. The source document can... Agent: Basch & Nickerson LLP
20070156749 - Detection of patterns in data records: A computer-implemented method for processing data includes receiving an input from a user including positive examples and negative examples of a specified data type. The positive examples include first character strings that belong to the specified data type, and the negative examples include second character strings that do not belong... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20070156740 - Generating a separable query design object and database schema through visual view editing: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to database driven collaborative applications and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for generating a separable query design object and database schema through visual view editing. In one embodiment, an application generation method... Agent: Steven M. Greenberg, Esquire Christopher & Weisberg, P.A.
20070156746 - Information management system and method: To obtain information having a relation, it is required for an application program to execute retrieval processing in which the program first acquires key information supervising relations between tables to sequentially trace the relations to finally obtain the target information. Since it is required for the program to execute as... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20070156748 - Method and system for automatically generating multilingual electronic content from unstructured data: The present invention is directed to the field of electronic content management and more particularly to a method, system and computer program for automatically generating electronic content based on a user designed table of contents and a desired final content form. Language identification and automatic machine translation technologies are also... Agent: Jerry W. Herndon International Business Machines
20070156747 - Mobile device retrieval and navigation: In one general aspect, information is presented to a user by receiving a first input from a user and structuring the first input as a first stem. A separator is received designating subsequently-received input as a second input. The second input is received and the second input is structured as... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070156739 - System and method for creating and utilizing metadata regarding the structure of program content stored on a dvr: Metadata regarding program content is created by monitoring a manner in which a first rendering of the program content is affected by a user whereupon the metadata will include data which defines one or more segments within the program content. The data within the metadata is then usable during a... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20070156741 - System and method for recording terminal time and establishing usage profiles across systems and applications: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to time card systems and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for computing employee work patterns through presence and place awareness. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for computing employee work... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20070156750 - Systems and methods for processing xml document as a stream of events using xpath context: An improved XML query system represents an XML document as a stream of discrete ‘events,’ with each event representing a portion of the document as the document is being parsed. Expression-based event matching such as XPath can be performed against the event stream using a stack or tree to keep... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20070156742 - Visual modeling method and apparatus: In a computer system having a graphical user interface includes a display and a selection device, a method of providing and selecting from a menu on the display, the method including selecting a representation of a data set, selecting a representation of a business object from which the data set... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070156751 - Layered data management: A distributed system for administration and storage of data includes a data manager to access a local data store. Several data managers can be chained to form a layered hierarchical structure. All data layers are merged top down to form the resultant data records. Fields can be modified or added... Agent: Sap/blakely
20070156752 - Systems and methods for data retrieval and data maintenance for business (sub)objects: Systems and methods are disclosed for the realization of a generic data handling for an arbitrary number of business (sub)objects that keep data in their respective database tables. In one implementation, the system comprises a set of application program interfaces which interfaces the business (sub)object to other objects and applications.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070156757 - computer-implemented method and system for enabling the automated selection of keywords for rapid keyword portfolio expansion: A computer-implemented method and system for enabling the automated selection of keywords for rapid keyword portfolio expansion are disclosed. Various embodiments are operable to normalize a plurality of keywords received from a source, filter the normalized plurality of keywords against one or more keyword filtration lists, produce site-specific variants of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth/ebay
20070156758 - Information of proximate properties through geographic positioning: Information of proximate properties through geographic positioning is disclosed. In one aspect, a method of a server module includes determining a route of a user to arrive at a set of properties that are indicated of interest to the user based on a geographical location of the user communicated by... Agent: Raj Abhyanker, LLP C/o Intellevate
20070156762 - Automatic digital music library builder: A digital music library builder including an analog-to-digital converter for converting analog audio into digital audio, an optical character processor for recognizing characters within an image, a meta-data extractor for identifying meta-data for a song within the recognized characters, an audio parser for marking the start and end of a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070156754 - Creating new database objects from existing objects: A method and computer program product for performing the method are provided. The method includes receiving a first user selection of a source database object to be used in the creation of a new database object. The source database object has a first predefined database object type. The method also... Agent: Fish & Richardson, P.C.
20070156755 - Data source mapping method and apparatus: A method includes modeling information associated with a business object, and mapping a set of data associated with a data source to the model of the business object.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070156753 - Geocoding and address hygiene system employing point level and centerline data sets: A method for processing two different types of geographic address data sets to establish candidate matched data includes entering address data into the system and accessing a point level address data set. A determination is made if the point level data set contains an exact match to the entered address... Agent: Steven J. Shapiro Pitney Bowes Inc.
20070156759 - Map data update method and navigation apparatus: A navigation apparatus is disclosed comprising update functions to update nationwide updated version map data using route-specific update data, and to update the nationwide updated version map data to the next nationwide updated version map data using nationwide update data. A map update processing portion of this navigation apparatus performs... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20070156761 - Method and apparatus for facilitating use of hypertext links on the world wide web: A database server contains pointers to useful information, such as on the World Wide Web. Users of the server may have hypertext links added automatically into documents they submit. Users may additionally contribute to the link database, thereby extending it, and may add additional qualifying information pertaining to the links.... Agent: Lumen Intellectual Property Services, Inc.
20070156760 - 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 Ramage
20070156756 - Web services deployment: A system and method for Web service archive deployment is describe. An exemplary method includes searching the Web services archive for a metadata descriptor, processing descriptors from the metadata descriptor, and generating a set of objects to serialize and deserialize input parameters.... Agent: Sap/blakely
20070156768 - System and method for managing dynamic document references: Document fragments are managed by the use of fragment objects. Fragment objects contain a reference to a portion of a source document. Referencing documents contain a reference to a fragment object which delivers the content of the fragment of the source document to the referencing document. The source document can... Agent: Basch & Nickerson LLP
20070156772 - Data files systems with hierarchical ranking for different activity groups: A data processing unit including a data network, a file server integrated into the data network and having a separate data memory for the server and wherein at least one primary data file system, in which data files stored on the server data memory are filed. The data files of... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20070156773 - Meta data management for media content objects: Meta data associated with multiple pieces of content (e.g., songs, movies, other audio/video clips, etc.) stored on multiple pieces of media (e.g., CDs, DVDs, etc.) is maintained in a meta data store. The meta data store also includes meta data associated with other pieces of content stored elsewhere, such as... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20070156765 - Method and apparatus for presentation of a security-focused repository with a party-focused repository: An abstraction layer associates a party-focused object, a security-focused object, or both, with an abstraction object. The party-focused object has a property. The property is presented in the abstraction object defined by the mapping schema. The abstraction layer converts a set of repository objects to at least one abstraction object.... Agent: Duke W. Yee
20070156771 - Method, device and computer program product for determining a malicious workload pattern: For determining a malicious workload pattern, the following steps are conducted. A training set of workload patterns is collected during a predetermined workload situation. A subset of the training set is being determined as an archetype set, the archetype set being considered to be representative of the predetermined workload situation.... Agent: Ido Tuchman
20070156774 - Multi-tier document management system: A multi-tier document management system is disclosed wherein a data repository (DR) tier includes a master data repository for storing a centralized body of data. A data replication store (DRS) tier includes one or more data units for storing subsets of the data from the master repository that are relevant... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070156769 - Partition elimination system for a database that uses a multi-level partitioning definition: A partition elimination system is provided for a database. The database uses a multi-level partitioning definition. The partition elimination system includes an interface for receiving data indicative of a plurality of level-specific elimination lists. Each list is respectively associated with one of the levels in the definition. A processor is... Agent: James M. Stover Intellectual Property Section, Law Department
20070156766 - Relationship data management: Some embodiments provide a system for processing relationship data that expresses relationship between various entities. In some embodiments, the entities are entities associated directly with an enterprise. The entities in some embodiments described below also include entities associated indirectly with the enterprise through other entities. However, one of ordinary skill... Agent: Adeli Law Group
20070156767 - Relationship data management: Some embodiments provide a system for processing relationship data that expresses relationship between various entities. In some embodiments, the entities are entities associated directly with an enterprise. The entities in some embodiments described below also include entities associated indirectly with the enterprise through other entities. However, one of ordinary skill... Agent: Adeli Law Group
20070156763 - Storage management system and method thereof: A storage management system and method thereof are disclosed. The storage management system includes a file system server, a metadata server, and an object storage device (OSD). The file system server is used for accessing a file through a virtual partition. The metadata server is used for storing metadata of... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20070156770 - System and method for controlling and/or managing metadata of multimedia: A system and a method control and/or manage metadata of multimedia. The metadata is information and/or is data relating to, based on and/or associated with the multimedia. The metadata of the multimedia is accessed, is identified and/or is transferred to one or more terminals independently with respect to the multimedia,... Agent: Patents+tms, P.C.
20070156764 - Virtual ras repository: The present invention provides a virtual Reusable Asset Specification (RAS) repository. A method in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes: providing RAS assets for each different lifecycle phase of a software asset; and linking the RAS assets together using RAS related-assets.... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro LLC
20070156776 - Change documents and method: A system includes a general business object, a platform change business object, and a change agent associated with the business object that detects a change in the general business object and creates a platform change document in the platform change business object.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070156778 - File indexer: An indexing algorithm executes when a storage medium is coupled to a computing device. An index cache corresponding to the storage medium may exist on the computing device if the storage medium had been previously coupled to the computing device. The index cache includes the files that were stored on... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20070156777 - Log integrity verification: A method and an apparatus for log integrity verification are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving a first log and determining whether checkpoint hashes after each entry are consistent.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070156775 - Metadata transformation in copy and paste scenarios between heterogeneous applications: A system and method for altering metadata during the transfer of an associated subset of data. A transfer function may duplicate a subset of data from a first location in a first set of data for a first metadata-capable software application. The transfer function may automatically alter a set of... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20070156779 - Synchronizing media within a portable device: Media in a computer system is synchronized with media stored within or transferred to an external computing device, such as a portable media playback device. An operative connection between the external computing device and the computer system is detected by the computer system. A media file in the computer system... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070156781 - Detecting failover in a database mirroring environment: This disclosure is concerned with systems and methods for backing up data. In one example, a method for detecting failover in a database mirroring system that begins when a determination is made as to the time of the most recent backup of the principal database. Next, the time of the... Agent: Workman Nydegger (f/k/a Workman Nydegger & Seeley)
20070156780 - Protecting shared variables in a software transactional memory system: For a variable accessed at least once in a software-based transactional memory system (STM) defined (STM-defined) critical region of a program, modifying an access to the variable that occurs outside any STM-defined critical region system by starting a hardware based transactional memory based transaction, within the hardware based transactional memory... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC
20070156782 - System and method for managing log information: A system and a method for managing log information. The system includes an input module that receives log information on a data renewal and a control module that stores a renewed data image based on the received log information when a page area where the renewed data exists is a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070156784 - Device management system, device management method, and storage medium: There is provided a device management system in which a management apparatus is connected, through a communication line, to a management target device which is managed by the management apparatus. When a counter value for the number of occurrences of changes in state information which is obtained from the management... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP
20070156783 - Message life-cycle management policies and administration: Systems that provide users with a model for designing, implementing, complying with, and proving compliance with, message life cycle management policies are disclosed. Such a model may be based on the notion of folders upon which policies are defined, new restrictions on such folders, mechanisms to assure that users have... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20070156785 - Method and system for revising manuals: A method of revising a manual including opening a revision time period for the manual, iteratively revising the manual based on one or more change requests, closing the revision time period, and publishing a revised manual based on the one or more change requests. Iteratively revising the manual includes submitting... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.
20070156787 - Apparatus and method for strategy map validation and visualization: A computer-readable medium to direct a computer to function in a specified manner includes executable instructions to construct a strategy map characterizing a presumed causal link between a first business metric and a second business metric. A first pattern within data associated with the first business metric is identified; a... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
20070156792 - 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
20070156791 - File system dump/restore by node numbering: A method and system for replicating a file system organized as a data structure from a source server to a target server. The replication process preserves the order of the inode table entries in the target file system at all stages of the replication process, as well as the internal... Agent: Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC
20070156794 - Incremental data storage method, apparatus, interface, and system: An interface for managing incremental data storage includes a write function that appends an entry to an incremental log, a read function that retrieves a most recent log entry corresponding to a block address, and a snapshot function that automatically partitions the incremental log into an additional volume. The interface... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie
20070156786 - Method and apparatus for managing event logs for processes in a digital data processing system: Data structures which maintain event records for executing processes are maintained in a persistent form after the process which created each respective such event record data structure is terminated. The event record data structures are eventually de-allocated, preferably by an automated process which de-allocates the event record data structures after... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20070156788 - Protected data replication: A solution for replicating protected data is provided. A manifest is managed along with the protected data at each computing device as well as at a server. The manifest is also protected and includes an entry for each protected data item in the protected data. The protected data at each... Agent: Hoffman, Warnick & D'alessandro LLC
20070156793 - 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
20070156789 - System and method for cluster file system synchronization: A system and method for file system synchronization is described. A method described includes saving content of a cluster file system (CFS) archive to a CFS database, detecting a change made in the CFS database with respect to the CFS archive, comparing an index of the CFS database with an... Agent: Sap/blakely
20070156790 - System and method for managing a hierarchy of databases: A method for managing data is provided which includes monitoring an activity profile for a given row of a database and determining a target database for a given row based on the activity profile of the given row. The method further includes identifying any row related to the given row... Agent: Edmund H. Mizumoto IBM Corporation, Almaden Research Ctr.Previous industry: Data processing: artificial intelligence
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